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Russia: Moscow sends coronavirus aid to Serbia 01:05

Russia: Moscow sends coronavirus aid to Serbia

Chkalovsky airport, Moscow region
April 03, 2020 at 12:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Ministry (MoD) sent military medics and equipment from Moscow to Belgrade on Friday to help Serbia fight the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the MoD, the aid consists of eight medical teams with doctors and nurses “equipped with modern medical technique and staff as well as radiological, chemical and biological defense unit”.

Il-76 cargo planes will deliver 87 medics and 16 units of military hardware, as well as a batch of individual protective gear, for disinfection work and analysis of pathogens, the ministry said in a statement.

Russia's decision to send aid to Belgrade comes after after President Vladimir Putin spoke with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic by phone on Thursday.

According to Serbia's Ministry of Health, as of April 2 the country has registered 1,171 COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths.

Russia: Moscow sends coronavirus aid to Serbia 01:05
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Russian Defence Ministry (MoD) sent military medics and equipment from Moscow to Belgrade on Friday to help Serbia fight the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the MoD, the aid consists of eight medical teams with doctors and nurses “equipped with modern medical technique and staff as well as radiological, chemical and biological defense unit”.

Il-76 cargo planes will deliver 87 medics and 16 units of military hardware, as well as a batch of individual protective gear, for disinfection work and analysis of pathogens, the ministry said in a statement.

Russia's decision to send aid to Belgrade comes after after President Vladimir Putin spoke with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic by phone on Thursday.

According to Serbia's Ministry of Health, as of April 2 the country has registered 1,171 COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths.

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