Russia Sends 22 Tons of Covid Relief to Help India

Russia on Thursday sent 22 tonnes of medical supplies to India to assist the country in its battle against the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Two planes operated by the Russian EMERCOM landed in India this morning, carrying 20 oxygen production units, 75 ventilators, and 2,00,000 packs of medicines, according to a statement released by the Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay R Kudashev, The Indian Express reported.

''The Russian Federation decided to send humanitarian assistance to India in the spirit of the special and privileged strategic partnership between our two countries, as well as in the context of our anti-Covid-19 cooperation,'' he added.

Kudashev went on to highlight the upcoming delivery of Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine starting from May 1, and the country’s role in subsequently facilitating the production of the vaccine in India.


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