The first military transport plane with a batch of artificial ventilation devices (ventilators) took off from the United States to Russia. The American national security Council announced on Twitter.
“The devices will help save lives in the most affected Russian city — Moscow. America prays and sends its best wishes to the Russians in these difficult times,” the tweet reads.
Earlier, the US army Transport command published a video of loading equipment into the S-17 plane. The organization of deliveries were handled by the military, as well as employees of the Agency for international development (USAID).
On May 8, during bilateral talks, President Vladimir Putin accepted the offer of his American counterpart, Donald Trump, to supply medical equipment. As a senior representative of the US administration told Washington will send about 200 ventilators.
The second batch of equipment, as noted earlier in the White House, will be sent to Russia on May 26.
In March, Russia, on its initiative, sent a plane with medical equipment to the United States. Vladimir Putin, speaking about this assistance, noted that it is “not a one-way road.”
According to the President, the countries immediately after the landing of the aircraft signed a contract for the supply of airflow sensors to Russia, which is used in the production of ventilators.
Donald Trump, in turn, positively assessed Moscow’s decision and stressed that the Russian side sent “a very, very large plane.” The Foreign Ministry and the state Department exchanged assurances of the countries ‘ readiness to help each other if necessary.