Ukraine's military aircraft deliver medical cargo from China to Romania (Photo)

15:20, 15 April 2020
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The joint effort is aimed at assisting the country in fighting off the coronavirus.

"Besides civil sent in framework of NATO SALIS, Ukraine also provides military cargo to deliver medical materials to NATO allies. 2 IL-76s landed in Bucharest bringing medical supplies from China to help fight COVID19. Ukraine will be useful NATO ally," Ukraine's Mission to NATO wrote on Twitter.

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The SALIS program provides NATO Allies with a strategic air transport opportunity. It includes nine Allies of the Alliance: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the world's largest cargo aircraft An-225 Mriya, made in Ukraine, is involved in transportation from China to the European Union of humanitarian aid – medical supplies to fight the coronavirus.

"Huge cargo planes AN225 Mriya AN124 continue to deliver much-needed medical supplies to our NATO partners. Ukraine is ready to stir up the cooperation in the time of crisis. We have the capabilities to make a significant contribution to Euro-Atlantic security," Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Vadym Prystaiko wrote on Twitter on April 15, 2020 following AN225 Mriya had delivered medical cargo from China to Poland.

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