A shipment of 50 ventilators, the first part of a US humanitarian aid delivery meant to help Russia fight coronavirus, has landed in the Russian capital, the US Embassy in Moscow said in a statement.
The donation marks the “rapid” fulfilment “of an offer made by President Trump in response to President Putin’s request for assistance,” the statement read.
“The United States is donating 100 percent of the cost, delivery, and startup supplies for the 200 ventilators being delivered, valued at approximately $5.6 million,” it added.
In early April, Russia sent a cargo plane with medical supplies and ventilators to be deployed in New York and New Jersey.
The model of Russian-made ventilators, Aventa-M, has been since suspended for use in Russia following two fires in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.