The fifth plane with the Russian military helping in the fight against coronavirus, returned from Italy

MOSCOW, may 10. Another plane with military personnel and special equipment of the consolidated group of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation arrived from Italy at the Chkalovsky airfield in the Moscow region, said in a statement on Sunday the press service of the Russian military.

“On the Chkalovsky airfield came fifth 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”, – stated in the message.

According to the war Department, all arrived soldiers have completed the mandatory sanitary-epidemiological actions.

On 10 may two aircraft to Russia from Italy to be delivered 14 soldiers and four units of special military equipment.

From March 22 to may 7, specialists of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Ministry of defense of Russia jointly with the Italian military has carried out a full disinfection of pensions for the elderly and other facilities in approximately 100 settlements in the region of Lombardy in Northern Italy. From 6 April, when he began to operate a field hospital in Bergamo, the Russian military physicians took 115 patients with coronavirus, 76 of them have already recovered and been discharged.