The tenth aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces arrived in Italy to fight against coronavirus. This was stated in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, reports TASS.
The department said that a group of Russian military specialists arrived on board the military transport Il-76. Also delivered equipment for diagnosis and disinfection. The plane arrived at the Italian air force base “Pratica di Mare” near Rome.
Nine military transport aircraft Il-76 of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of the Russian Federation flew to Italy on the eve of March 22. They brought there about 100 Russian specialists in the field of virology and epidemiology, as well as eight medical and nursing teams. Russia also transferred Italy protective equipment, medical equipment and mobile complexes based on KamAZ for aerosol disinfection of vehicles and territory. This was announced on March 21 by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Italy is one of the countries most affected by coronavirus. More than 59 thousand infected were detected there, and the death rate at the moment is the highest (about 10 percent). The total number of citizens with identified coronavirus in the world is 336 thousand, more than 14 thousand have died, 98 thousand have been cured.
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