The first Il-76 aircrafts with a group of Russian military specialists to assist in the fight against coronavirus arrived at the Italian air force base
The first Il-76 military transport aircrafts of the Russian Aerospace Forces with an advanced group of Russian military specialists and equipment for diagnostics and disinfection measures arrived at the Italian air force base "Pratica di Mare" (30 kilometers southwest of Rome, Italy).
After clarifying and agreeing with the Italian side of the areas of deployment, Russian military doctors and virologists will begin to perform tasks to help the Italian Republic in the fight against coronavirus infection.
On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu ordered to create the aviation group for operational delivery of Russian military specialists to support the Italian Republic in the fight against coronavirus, starting from 22 March.
Upon the Italian side is ready, the military transport aircrafts of the Russian Aerospace Forces will deliver to the Republic 8 mobile teams of Russian military specialists-virologists and doctors, automobile complexes for aerosol disinfection of transport and territory, as well as medical equipment.