On March 23, the Russian Defense Ministry sent a 13th IL-76 military transport aircraft with medial equipment and specialists to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to Italy.
Earlier, the Russian military announced that it was sending 9 IL-76 aircraft with 8 mobile medical teams, at least 100 viral agent defense experts and various military equipment (dozens of pieces) to assist Italy in the war on COVID-19. However, when the Russian COVID-19 response team deployed in Italy, it appeared that the situation there was worse that it had been even expected. So, the Russian side opted to increase its means and forces involved in the campaign to assist the Italian side.
Amid the acute crisis with the outbreak in Italy, it’s interesting to note that Russia, China and Cuba are the main states that are now assisting the country. At the same time, the ‘democratic nations’ led by the United States remain silent or prefent to demonstrate their moral support to the Italian nation.
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