On April 1, Russia sent a shipment to the United States containing medical supplies to fight the coronavirus. This cargo included a mechanical ventilation device (IVL). The spokesperson for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, called it “humanitarian aid”.
This is reported by the NPF with reference to gordonua.com.
No one would pay particular attention to this event, except for a nuance.
The fact is that the fans labeled “Aventa-M” were manufactured at the Urals instrument manufacturing plant, which is part of the Radioelectronic Technologies concern. And the concern has been on the U.S. sanctions list since 2014 due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
This was noted by British blogger Robert Lee. He posted a photo of the cargo on Twitter, where you can see the Aventa-M devices.
But the funny thing in this case is that this “humanitarian aid” turned out to be completely non-humanitarian, although the American side did not specify the cost of the cargo. But Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Russian Direct Investment Fund had paid half the freight and the United States had paid the other half.
This is the joke of the April Fool like Putin.
Earlier, it was reported that the NATO Secretary General had strictly demanded that Putin immediately stop the aggression in the Donbass.