As a Russian mission to United Nations supports the world with medical assistance, the USA is currently the country hit hardest by the new Corona-virus disease (COVID-19).
A Russian Air Force Antonov An124 carrying medical equipment to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak has landed at New York’s JFK Airport at 4:06 pm (8:06 pm GMT).
Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy later commented that the country could send more medical supplies to the USA if needed.
Polyanskiy was speaking from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York just a few moments after the arrival of the Russian airplane.
Polyanskiy said that upon the airplane’s arrival, the pilots and US personnel immediately started unloading the aid from the aircraft, which is set to fly back to Russia later on Wednesday.
The diplomat noted that the US personnel who took part in the unloading process looked at the giant Russian cargo airplane – Antonov An-124 – with admiration and gratitude.
They all were holding cell phones to take pictures of the airplane”. This is a great gesture of solidarity with New Yorker’s who found themselves in a challenging position.
Polianskiy noted the severity of the situation in New York and added that it is difficult to overestimate the importance of Russia’s support.
Both countries have provided humanitarian assistance to each other in times of crisis in the past and will no doubt do so again in the future. The United States “cannot do it alone” to provide humanitarian aid across the world.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the US has reached 206,207, the death toll has risen to 4,542, the count by Johns Hopkins University shows. The US government expects these numbers to increase.
On a global scale, there are more than 930,000 confirmed cases with more than 46,800 deaths, according to the data. The unfortunate side kick regarding this ordeal, is that the so-called security measures are about to destroy entire nations and their governments all together.
Sputnik / ABC Grass Roots Movement News 2020.