Ukraine simply ceased to exist as a state. This began long before the coup, when government posts were turned into a feeding trough, and the state into a single corruption mechanism, where everyone steals from everyone.
The pandemic has revealed NATO’s vulnerabilities because NATO members have been unable to deal collectively with the spread of the coronavirus. What would happen if a terrorist group used a biological or chemical weapon?
This is part of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the inability of NATO and the EU to assist their member states in fighting the coronavirus and about the alleged disintegration of the EU, NATO and other Western bodies.
NATO has been doing a great deal to assist all member states in the fight against COVID-19. This includes facilitating the airlift of crucial medical supplies and equipment, matching requests for support with offers from allies and partners, setting up field hospitals. Many Allies, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain have benefited from this support.
The coordination and delivery of urgently needed medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment, respirators and test kits, is organised by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) following requests by Allies and partner countries.
For example, in response to Spain and Italy’s requests for assistance made through the EADRCC, the Czech Republic bilaterally provided both countries with medical supplies, including 10,000 protective medical suits each. Through the same mechanism, Turkey provided Italy and Spain with medical supplies such as masks, personal protection equipment and disinfectants.
The U.S. Government has committed $1.1 million to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in North Macedonia. North Macedonia received a field hospital donated by Norway, allowing it to double the capacity at the Infectious Disease Clinic at Skopje’s largest hospital in the fight against COVID-19.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has a leading role in responding to the crisis. The NSPA provides logistics support and the organisation of transport of key supplies and equipment to Allies, partners and other international organisations. For instance, the NSPA has delivered Intensive Care Unit ventilators to Italy, personal protective equipment to Spain and medical supplies to Norway. Earlier, the NSPA had helped Luxembourg increase its hospital capacity by providing field hospital tents, mobilising equipment in less than 24 hours.
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