President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will sign the law soon on the provision of humanitarian aid to India, where the catastrophic situation with coronavirus spread is observed as the President’s Office reported.
After the meeting with founder and owner of Serum Institute of India Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Zelensky stated that soon India will certainly get the humanitarian cargo from Ukraine.
"I know the government is considering an opportunity to provide humanitarian aid to India. I confirm that I will sign the relevant decree in the near future, and we will do everything to really help the people of India. I think that in the coming days India will definitely receive humanitarian aid from Ukraine," he said.
In his turn, Poonawalla assured that Ukraine will be among the priority countries that get the contracted CoviShield vaccinated after the Indian government restores its export.
Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated that the government of Ukraine will provide oxygen to India.
In March, the new Covid-19 strain with the double mutation was observed in India. In April, the catastrophic situation with the spread of coronavirus occurred. During a week, the world records of growths of infected people were registered in the country.
Over 40 countries took commitments to help India in the provision of main medical needs. The Foreign Minister of India held a briefing with the heads of the missions all over the world to inform them about the current crisis. According to him, the import of oxygen for treatment of Covid-19 patients is a priority for India and 40 states declared their readiness to help.