The Cabinet of Ministers may allow Ukrainian manufacturers of masks and other protective medical equipment to sell their products abroad, provided it is impossible to sell them in Ukraine but they still meet the requirements of other states. This was reported by the press service of President of Ukraine.
It is noted that this issue was raised at a traditional meeting chaired by Zelensky on preventing the spread of coronavirus infection, which was attended by representatives of the government and law enforcement agencies.
“They discussed the issue of allowing Ukrainian manufacturers of masks and other protective equipment to export their products, provided that it is impossible to sell them in Ukraine, but it meets the requirements of other states. The president supported this,” the statement said.
The press service added that next week, the Cabinet of Ministers is supposed to work out the necessary decisions.
As is known, since March 11, the Cabinet restricted the export of anti-epidemic goods.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky called on the government to expedite the purchase of medical masks and personal protective equipment. He stated this at a traditional meeting on prevention of the spread of coronavirus Covid-19, which was attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and law enforcement agencies. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
"Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies - there should be masks, disinfectants, equipment. Purchasing process take a very long time. We need to look for ways to shorten this process, so that the ministry purchases equipment faster and faster. We know what a complicated bureaucracy we have. Find the ways to simplify it. Each delay can cost us lives. A second wave of coronavirus is expected in the world. We passed the first relatively well, although, unfortunately, we lost more than 600 lives. We must be prepared with all procedures in the future," Zelensky emphasized.