Arrived in Russia 12-th plane videoconferencing with Russian military experts who helped in the fight against coronavirus infection COVID-19 in Italy, the Ministry of defense.


“On the Chkalovsky airfield came 12 Il-76 aircraft of Russian air force with the military and special military equipment from the consolidation unit of the Ministry of defense of Russia, carrying out tasks to assist in the fight against coronavirus infection in the territory of the Italian Republic”, — quotes the statement of the Ministry RIA Novosti.

Earlier, the Minister of defence of Italy Lorenzo Guerini on the phone thanked his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu for Russia’s help in combating the spread of coronavirus.

May 6, Shoigu announced the beginning of the withdrawal from Italy of Russian troops radiation, chemical and biological protection.