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Russia’s top 5 myths about NATO and COVID-19

16 Apr 2020 16:13

Synopsis

In our common fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, facts and information from trusted sources are more important than ever. Since the beginning of the crisis, Russian sources have made false accusations about NATO’s role in the fight against the pandemic. Here, we set the record straight. Learn more about Russia’s top five myths about NATO and COVID-19: https://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/2020/4/pdf/2004-Factsheet-Russia-Myths-COVID-19_en.pdf Footage includes medical supplies being airlifted by NATO to Romania and the Czech Republic, as well as troops from eFP Battlegroup Poland disinfecting themselves and their equipment.

Teaser

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, Russian sources have made false accusations about NATO’s role in the fight against the pandemic. Here, we set out the facts.

Transcript

AUDIO DESCRIPTION VOICEOVER For over 70 years, NATO has kept our countries and our people safe by continuously adapting to new challenges. We continue to deliver credible and effective deterrence and defence. NATO is supporting Allies - facilitating the airlift of crucial medical supplies and equipment, matching requests for support with offers from Allies and partners, and delivering innovative responses. As confirmed by the World Health Organization, all available evidence suggests that the coronavirus causing COVID-19, has a natural origin in animals and is not a constructed virus. NATO has implemented robust measures to limit the spread of the virus and minimise risks to our personnel. Some NATO and Allied exercises have been modified or cancelled, and these are sensible precautions. In times of crisis, our troops can play a vital public role. It’s important we continue to invest in our armed forces, not at the expense of public health, but to keep our people and our nations safe.

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