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Canada scales back Ukraine military training due to pandemic
Canada will scale back its training of the Ukraine military -- started in 2015 in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea -- due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense department said Thursday. Two hundred soldiers were scheduled to deploy in early April to relieve a group now in Ukraine, but the number will be scaled back to 60 personnel, according to a statement.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-RUSSIA-USA: Coronavirus: Russia sends medical aid to the United States
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian army plane loaded with medical equipment and protective masks took off on Wednesday from a base near Moscow bound for the United States, reports the Rossiya 24 television channel.
In a telephone interview with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin had proposed Monday to provide medical aid to the United States, where the epidemic due to the coronavirus killed nearly 3,900 people in 187,000 cases.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 65,000 people worldwide
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 65,272 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a report drawn up by AFP from official sources (national authorities and World Health Organization) Sunday at midday. More than 1,206,480 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 190 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic.
"Trump accepted this humanitarian aid with gratitude," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov on Tuesday evening. The American president also welcomed it, despite the reservations expressed by some of his detractors, who suspect his Russian counterpart of seeking to exploit the health situation politically.
"It is important to emphasize that by offering help to his American colleagues, the president (Vladimir Putin) assumes that when the American manufacturers of medical equipment and materials will have increased their production, they will be able to reciprocate if necessary "added the spokesperson for the Russian presidency.
Moscow has also provided assistance to Italy, the European country most affected by the coronavirus.
In Russia, the official assessment of the disease, which raises doubts in the medical circles, is only 2,337 cases and 17 deaths.
(Andrew Osborn and Polina Devitt, French version Jean-Philippe Lefief)
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