defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has instructed to create the aviation group “for the operational delivery of assistance to the Italian Republic in the fight against coronavirus”.
From 22 March, the aircraft of Russian air force is ready to deliver to Italy eight brigades of Russian military virologists and doctors, the complexes of aerosol disinfection of transport and territory, as well as medical equipment, TASS reports.
Assignment assistance of Italy gave the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
On this occasion, the Minister Shoigu held a telephone conversation with Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini. The head of the Italian military authorities confirmed the willingness to accept the Russian planes already since March 22.
Guerini expressed gratitude to Russia for timely help in the fight against the pandemic.