President Vladimir Putin has sent a planeload of medical equipment to the United States to help combat the epidemic of coronavirus.
Russian planes, fitted with much-needed supplies, departed Russia for the US on Wednesday following Monday’s phone call between President Trump and President Putin.
On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy announced that “Russia will send a plane with medical supplies and safety devices to the United States by Thursday.” Russian State TV reported that the flight had begun early on Wednesday morning, according to Reuters.
Nypost.com reports: “Trump gratefully accepted this humanitarian aid,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing Interfax News Agency.
The Russian Embassy said on its Twitter page that Moscow had provided the assistance, while Trump estimated the death toll in the US could be between 100,000 and 240,000, and hoped that the Trump administration would return the gain if the epidemic in Russia became significant.
“Importantly, when providing assistance to American colleagues, President Putin is motivated by the following consideration: as medical equipment suppliers gain momentum, they should be able to reciprocate if necessary,” said the post.
Importantly, when offering assistance to the American colleagues, President Putin is guided by the following consideration: when manufacturers of medical equipment gain momentum they will be able to reciprocate if need be – #Peskov https://t.co/tFzUo330ga
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) March 31, 2020
# StopCovid19 Specifically, while providing assistance to American colleagues, President Putin is motivated by the following consideration: as medical equipment suppliers gain traction, they would be able to reciprocate if necessary – # Peskov https:/t.co/tFzUo330ga – Russia in the United States (@RusEmbUSA) on March 31, 2020 Trump said he talked to Putin on Monday and indicated that Russia will give
“I have to admit that we have enjoyed a strong friendship with a lot of nations,” Trump said. “China gave us a few items, which was awesome. Russia has given us a very, very big airload of stuff, medical devices, which was quite good. “Russia has confirmed more than 2,000 cases of the virus, but other health professionals have doubted the quality of the results.