The cargo consists of innovative medicines Bamlanayvimeb and Etizvimeb.
The United States has transferred to Ukraine a humanitarian cargo worth $20 million, consisting of medicines for coronavirus. The assistance provided is the result of agreements reached by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during a visit to the United States. The Ukrainian Embassy in the United States reported on its Facebook page on Sunday night.
“With the assistance of the embassy, a humanitarian cargo from the United States was delivered to Ukraine, provided by the American charity organization Direct Relief. The latest agreements on the receipt of this humanitarian cargo were agreed during the visit of the President of Ukraine [Vladimir Zelensky] to the United States,” the report says.
It is specified that the cargo consists of innovative medicines Bamlanayvimeb and Etizvimeb used against COVID-19 – 60 thousand vials worth $20 million. “The drugs are recommended for patients with mild and moderate degrees of severity of coronavirus disease, especially if there is a risk of transition to a severe form,” the diplomatic mission noted.
According to the embassy, the cargo is awaiting customs clearance and transportation to 24 regions of Ukraine. The distribution of medicines is coordinated by the Ministry of Health of the country.