The United States(US) will supply 200 artificial lung ventilation (ventilators) devices to Russia as part of the fight against the coronavirus. This was announced on Monday, May 18.
“In response to a request from the President [of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin] Putin for assistance to the President [of the USA Donald] Trump offered to donate and deliver 200 ventilators to the Russian people, ” a representative of the Washington administration told the Agency.
The day before, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the shipment of ventilators and medical equipment to Russia to detect COVID-19. He noted that Washington is happy to help Moscow in the fight against this disease, and sending equipment is one example of bilateral cooperation.
On May 7, during a telephone conversation with Putin, trump announced the readiness of the United States to help Moscow in the fight against the coronavirus.
At the end of March, two special vehicles with medical equipment and personal protective equipment were sent to the United States from Russia. Half of the cost of humanitarian cargo was paid by Washington, and the second, by the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF).
Trump expressed gratitude to Moscow and called the gesture of assistance very nice.
The SARS-COV-2 coronavirus outbreak was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late December. According to the international statistical office Worldometer on May 18, more than 4.8 million cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the world.