NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center and Romania signed a cooperation agreement on October 24, 2022, to train Ukrainian paramedics for emergency services.
“This training will help to increase the capacities of the Ukrainian medical system amid Russia’s war of aggression – a situation exacerbated by the onset of winter conditions and continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” NATO says.
The training will take place in Romania with the assistance of the Department of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania.
“Romania and NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre, through the Pandemic Response Trust Fund, will finance the delivery of training and logistical support,” noted NATO.
The ceremony of signing the agreement was attended by Raed Arafat, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of Romania, the Permanent Representative of Romania to NATO, Ambassador Dan Neculaescu and Tim Lannan, the head of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre.