NEW DELHI, May 25 / TASS /. A Russian Emergency Ministry Il-76 plane carrying medical supplies to India to help it fight COVID-19 has landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport near New Delhi, a TASS correspondent reported.
Russian Ambassador to India Nikolai Kudashev told reporters it was the third plane carrying Russian aid. It has delivered more than 9 tonnes of medicine to India, which is hit by a new wave of coronavirus infection.
“According to the decision of the Russian government, another shipment with humanitarian aid was delivered to India on May 25 amounting to more than 9 tons or 225,000 packages of drugs to fight COVID-19. Another shipment humanitarian confirms Russia’s continued support to India in its fight against the unprecedented coronavirus threat given the high level of bilateral strategic partnership and mutual trust, “Kudashev said. The envoy noted that this assistance could help India overcome the lack of essential medicines.
“Russia is one of India’s main partners in the fight against COVID-19 and this cooperation is also intensively maintained in the field of vaccines,” the ambassador said.
At the end of April, Russia sent two cargo planes carrying humanitarian aid to India. The Russian Emergency Ministry delivered more than 22 tons on two flights, including 20 oxygen generators, 75 mechanical ventilators, 150 medical monitoring devices and 200,000 packages of drugs for the treatment of COVID-19.