"The State Department received a final bill from the Russian government in the amount of $ 659,283," the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said.
According to FEMA, Russia delivered 45 mechanical ventilation devices, 4,000 gas masks M-95, 15,000 respirators, hand disinfectants, surgical gloves, and medical clothing.
Part of the equipment, according to sources, was useless. For example, ventilators are designed for a voltage of 220 volts, and in the USA they use 110 volts. M-95 gas masks are intended for the military and cover the entire face; they are unsuitable for caring for patients.
Initially, sending medical equipment from the Russian Federation to the United States was presented as a humanitarian action.
As we reported before, the Russian government is asking Italy to pay for the humanitarian aid sent, “forcing” Brussels to lift the sanctions.