The COVID-19 response group created by the Russian Defense Ministry is deploying medial aid, special equipments and specialists in Italy. The Russian operation involves 9 IL-76 military transport aircraft, about 100 viral agent defense experts and 8 mobile medic teams.
On March 22 evening, Russian forces arrived in Italy’s Pratica di Mare airbase, about 30km from Rome, and immidiately started assisting the country to contain the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
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