Germany will attract the military to protect medical masks from "piracy" of the United States


Against the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19 around the planet, the struggle for medical face masks between countries has sharply intensified. In Hong Kong's oldest English-language newspaper, South China Morning Post, Eric Kirshbaum, journalist and executive director of the German-American RIAS exchange program, describes the situation.


The Berlin city government turned to the German military for assistance in ensuring the safe transportation of personal protective equipment. This happened after the “mysterious” disappearance of 200 thousand face masks, which the German capital acquired in China for its police department.

The Bundeswehr spokesman has already confirmed that a request for military assistance has been received. Berlin Health Minister (Turkish-German PSD politician) Dilek Kalaichi said the city urgently needs help delivering medical supplies by air to combat COVID-19.

We sent an official request to the Bundeswehr. I asked the Minister of Defense for the Bundeswehr to take over the transportation and deliver personal protective equipment to Berlin

- Kalaichi explained to the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper.

Before that, Berlin Interior Minister Andreas Geisel criticized the United States. He said that 200 thousand masks of protection class FFP2, manufactured by an American company 3M in China, were "confiscated" at the airport in Bangkok (Thailand) "methods of the Wild West." He called the incident "an act of modern piracy," emphasizing that "this should not be the case with transatlantic partners."

Similar criticism came from France, where officials accused unknown Americans of having bought masks in China that were already heading to France.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) April 6 2020 15: 00
    +8
    Survived! Allies will soon guard toilet paper from each other.
  2. Orange big Offline Orange big
    Orange big (Max) April 6 2020 16: 26
    +5
    Germany will attract the military to protect medical masks from "piracy" of the United States

    War for the masks? Throats are ready to bite each other allies. I bet on the US Army, the Bundestag is now at the fifth point.
    1. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
      S.V.YU April 7 2020 14: 26
      +2
      In fact, the Germans always knew how to fight! The Americans are NOT SUITABLE for them as well!
  3. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) April 6 2020 16: 39
    +2
    Masks show?
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 6 2020 18: 43
    +6
    Quiet Hanover night, but the masks must be hidden.
  5. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 6 2020 19: 03
    -2
    The host will say "sha" and the Holy Angel of the Hospitable will swallow.
    1. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
      S.V.YU April 7 2020 14: 27
      +1
      Who knows! "Friendship is friendship, and tobacco apart!"
  6. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) April 7 2020 14: 27
    +2
    Well done mattresses! Who counts with satraps?
  7. mivmim Offline mivmim
    mivmim April 8 2020 19: 37
    0
    Bet you won’t fight? ))))))))))))))))