Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to extricate a young woman who refused to board an evacuation flight out of virus-hit China without her small dog. Anastasiya Zinchenko, a 22-year-old model, was due to fly out Thursday with a group of 72 Ukrainians and other nationals from the city of Wuhan, the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. But she decided to stay when the Chinese authorities said she could not take her Pomeranian dog Michelle on board because she lacked the necessary papers. "We won't leave you there. I wanted to phone you personally, because for me this is very important," Zelensky said in a phone call to Zinchenko, a recording of which she posted on Instagram. "We will certainly find ways and means. We will find a way to get you back." Ukraine so far has no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 2,000 people and infected over 74,000, mostly in China. A group of 45 Ukrainians and 27 citizens of other countries on Thursday .
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the protests against the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from China's Wuhan had a political background, and for this reason it was impossible to bring the evacuees to a better healthcare facility in Ternopil region for a two-week observation.