Russia on Thursday despatched 22 tonnes of medical provides to India to help the nation in its battle in opposition to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Two planes operated by the Russian EMERCOM landed in India this morning, carrying 20 oxygen manufacturing models, 75 ventilators, and a pair of,00,000 packs of medicines, in accordance to an announcement launched by the Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay R Kudashev.
“Russia is closely watching the situation in India, which is becoming more and more alarming with unprecedented spread of the coronavirus infection. We sincerely empathise with the Indian people due to our traditionally warm and friendly relations,” Kudashev stated.
“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 spotlight the upcoming supply of Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine ranging from May 1, and the nation’s function in subsequently facilitating the manufacturing of the vaccine in India.
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) April 28, 2021
On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry shared a video of India-bound transport planes being loaded with relief material. “#RussiaHelps #RussiaIndia #Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and 22 tonnes of medical supplies to #India to help fight #COVID19 and save lives. 2 transport planes are already en route @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy,” the ministry tweeted.
— Russia in India 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbIndia) April 29, 2021
Russia despatched relief material to India following a telephone dialog between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin. PM Modi stated Putin had assured the nation of his assist because it combats the second wave.
Had a superb dialog with my pal President Putin in the present day. We mentioned the evolving COVID-19 state of affairs, and I thanked President Putin for Russia’s help and assist in India’s fight in opposition to the pandemic. @KremlinRussia_E
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 28, 2021
“We also reviewed our diverse bilateral cooperation, especially in the area of space exploration and renewable energy sector, including in hydrogen economy. Our cooperation on Sputnik-V vaccine will assist humanity in battling the pandemic,” PM Modi had tweeted.