U.S. Sends Second C-17 Airlifter to Russia with COVID-19 Relief Supplies

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter arrived in Russia on June 4 with medical supplies to support Russia’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

The U.S. is donating $5.6 million in humanitarian aid to Russia amid the current coronavirus pandemic, which includes 200 U.S.-manufactured ventilators. The first flight carrying 50 ventilators arrived in Russia on May 21.

The ventilators are being provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The transportation support for the delivery is being provided by the U.S. military.

In April, a Russian An-124 heavy transport aircraft carrying medical supplies arrived in New York. The airlifter, operated by the Russian Air Force contractor 224th Flight Unit, landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 1.

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