Zakharov had an argument with Stoltenberg about the Russian help in confronting COVID-19

Russia has offered its assistance to Italy and the United States, which today are leaders in the number of infected COVID-19. At the moment, the States occupy the first place – they found over 140 thousand cases. In Italy, the virus has infected about 105 thousand people. According to Stoltenberg, in this case we are talking about an international crisis, to overcome which we need together.

“NATO Members help other countries help, and it should be based on national requests and needs”, – quotes the Secretary General of the Alliance, RIA “Novosti”.

At the same time, Stoltenberg added, the state “must decide what kind of help they need”.

statement by NATO Secretary General reacted critically, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“of Course not. All countries should help each other in principle,” wrote Zakharova in Facebook.

In her words, countries should do all they can to international crises did not happen.

Earlier, US and NATO accused Russia and China of misinformation about the pandemic coronavirus.

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