Guiding committees in the U.S. house of representatives Democrats demanded that President Donald trump to explain the sending of ventilators in Russia, reported The Hill, citing a letter to Parliament.
According to the newspaper, politicians have expressed concern about the decision of the American leader to send Moscow medical equipment at a time when the United States is at a critical phase in the situation with coronavirus.
Democrats expressed the opinion that trump sent the ventilator in other countries as a "political reverence".
The eighth of may, President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, during which the White house has offered to help Russia with the ventilator. The first batch of 50 pieces has already arrived in Moscow a day before the plane with the second batch of 150 units of medical equipment will depart on 26 may.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the move Washington’s sincere, and his Deputy, Sergei Ryabkov, thanked the American colleagues for help.
the Russian aid
In March the Russian side on its own initiative, sent to the U.S. aircraft with the medical equipment. Then, Putin noted that it is "not a one-way street".
The head of state said that immediately after landing the Board, the parties entered into the contract on delivery to Russia of the sensors of air flow, which are used in the manufacture of the ventilator.
The American President, in turn, welcomed the decision and stressed that the Russian side sent a "very large aircraft". The Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Department of state also exchanged assurances of the readiness of countries in need to help each other.
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