VN donates 5,000 face masks to Ukraine to help fight COVID-19
19:38 | 26/05/2020

VGP - The Viet Nam-Ukraine Friendship Association (VUFA) on May 26 handed over 5,000 face masks and VND332 million (US$14,254) to the Ukrainian Embassy in Viet Nam to support the East European country in its fight against COVID-19.

UFA Chairman Dang Van Chien (L) presents the donations to Nataliya Zhykina, Charge d'Affaires of the Ukrainian Embassy in Viet Nam

Speaking at the handover ceremony, VUFA Chairman Dang Van Chien said that these gifts were donated by Vietnamese people who used to live in Ukraine which they consider as their second hometown.

Amid the complicated developments of the pandemic in Europe and throughout the world, Chien called for joint efforts and continuous donations from philanthropists and benefactors to assist medical workers contain the disease.

Nataliya Zhykina, Charge d'Affaires of the Ukrainian Embassy in Viet Nam, expressed her thanks to the VUFA, affirming that the gifts are a great encouragement for the Ukrainian people, thus showing the two peoples’ friendship and solidarity.

Lauding Viet Nam’s COVID-19 relief efforts, Nataliya Zhykina said the country’s very relevant experience should be studied by other countries, also affirming her belief that the pandemic will soon be pushed back.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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