The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) has deployed its Il-76 military transport aircraft to carry medical supplies to Serbia to support coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief efforts.
The first aircraft arrived at the Batajnica Air Base around 20 kilometers Northwest of Belgrade, Serbia. The aircraft was ferrying a group of Russian military specialists and equipment for epidemiological diagnostics and disinfection actions.
In total, the crew completed 11 flights from the Chkalovsky airfield in the Moscow region to the Batainitsa Air Base.
87 servicemen of the Russian Ministry of Defence, including military physicians, specialist virologists of the NBC protection troops, special medical equipment, protective equipment and 16 pieces of military equipment, were delivered to the Republic of Serbia.
After clarifying and agreeing with the Serbian side areas of deployment, teams of military doctors and virologists of the Russian Defence Ministry will begin to perform tasks to help Serbia in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection.