21 July 2020, 16:46


Ukraine sends troops with COVID-19 to join military exercise in Germany - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, July 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Ukrainian army command sent servicemen infected with the COVID-19 to a military exercise hosted by Germany, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said.

“Ukrainian Combined Task Force Sever (North) commander Col Alexey Shandar ordered 27 servicemen of the Ukrainian army’s 80th Separate Air Mobile Infantry Brigade to urgently join the international Saber Junction drill in German Hohenfels," Filiponenko said.

“The 80th Brigade commander did not have enough time to make arrangements for testing the servicemen for the coronavirus infection and two-week quarantine. As of now, two Ukrainian servicemen have tested positive."

The World Health Organization called COVID-19 a pandemic; the first cases of the disease were reported in China in late 2019. As of today, the number of COVID-19 patients across the world has reached 14.3 million; of those, more than 603,000 have died. The LPR confirmed 600 coronavirus infection cases.

Ukrainian authorities launched the so-called antiterrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement is based on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements signed in the Belarussian capital on February 12, 2015 by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the heads of the “Normandy Four” states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.

LuganskMediaCentre — 21 July — Lugansk