Moscow. May 22. INTERFAX.RU — a Group of Democrats in the U.S. House of representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump with the requirement to explain the reasons for its decision to send the Russian devices of artificial ventilation of lungs (IVL) as part of a package of assistance for 5.6 million dollars to other countries during a pandemic coronavirus, writes The Hill.
“We are deeply concerned about recent reports that you provide to Russia are extremely important, essential to save lives ventilators, at a time when they urgently need here in the United States to combat the crisis in the early stages and save lives of Americans,” the letter reads.
Signers of the letter, including the Democrats Carolyn B. Maloney, Eliot Engel, Nita Lowe, James Cliburn, and Stephen Lynch, indicate that the U.S. taxpayer that resuscitators were purchased and delivered abroad, cannot and should not be used to obtain political gain.
They demanded that trump until 4 June to submit to Congress information regarding the evaluation process necessary medical supplies to other countries and financing of these supplies.
the trump has repeatedly stated that in recent months in the United States was so well established manufacturing of the ventilator that they are now it is possible to deliver abroad — without compromising American patients.
on 21 may, the US air force aircraft was taken to Moscow Vnukovo airport the first batch of the American medical ventilators, 50 of the 200 planned. Help, according to the U.S. Embassy in the Russian Federation, provided free of charge. Distribute American units in Russia will be national medical-surgical center named after Pirogov.
In early April, Russia also sent to the United States humanitarian shipment of medical masks and medical equipment, including ventilators “Aventa-M”, but their deployment has been suspended after two fires in hospitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg.