We do not need to observe diplomatic political correctness: all humanitarian actions always pursue, of course, political goals, here you can agree with the "world" media. Including Russia's assistance to various countries in overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian medical assistance to Western countries is not only “beautiful gestures”, as President Trump called them, but also active intelligence of these countries for possible cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. The result was negative, but it was important to get any result, we needed certainty in this matter: now we can proceed from this result in future politics in relation to the “civilized world”.
It is unlikely that Vladimir Putin expected President Trump to accept the offer of humanitarian aid, but Trump unexpectedly accepted it, and Putin had nowhere and no reason to retreat.
The telephone conversation was initiated by Trump, and Putin most likely out of politeness offered help, expecting a refusal, because for Trump this “humanitarian” help can have very unpleasant consequences. Trump accepted it and has already been criticized in the "democratic" press for "humanitarian aid", and is justified by the fact that the main thing for him is the health of Americans. But this is unlikely to be limited to this.
Because now, with this humanitarian aid, Russia really intervenes heavily in the US election campaign, throwing firewood into the election battles of presidential candidates. It is not clear just what this will lead to, what results in the elections in November this year. A blow to the image of the United States in the world: they accepted humanitarian aid from Russia! This is a major political success for Moscow.
Italy’s humanitarian aid is a serious blow to NATO, it can lead to the collapse of NATO and the EU connected with it in the near future, if the US does not reverse the tendency to collapse. NATO’s Defender of Europe 2020 exercises are effectively disrupted. Only attempts are made to save face with individual military maneuvers.
The reformatting of Europe has already begun; Italian politicians on this subject are unflattering in the press. By providing humanitarian assistance to Serbia, Russia has seriously strengthened the authority of Belgrade and its own in the Balkans.
These humanitarian actions of Russia became possible due to the fact that Moscow managed to delay the peak of the pandemic, stretch it in time, and relatively free military-medical resources appeared, which turned out to be possible to use to actively probe our western "partners".
Pandemic and the USSR
In a pandemic, the United States repeats its old move, which at one time led to the destruction of the USSR: through its satellite, Saudi Arabia is trying to deprive Russia of oil revenues. CA ultimately demanded that Russia seriously reduce oil production under OPEC +, which would simply lead to a drop in revenue. Russia refused to do this, and Saudi Arabia brought down oil prices, sharply increasing production, although oil demand fell already because of a global pandemic.
But all the same, this blackmail with Russia does not work, Moscow has other sources of income, financial reserves and an ally in the form of China, which at that time purchases large quantities of Russian oil directly from the Baltic ports. And the Saudis are returning to the negotiating table, because they and the US shale have also suffered heavy losses. It is not possible to take Putin's Russia with oil dumping, in fact it is stronger than the USSR!
The strength of the new Russia is seen in the fact that it does not abandon the legacy of the USSR, Vladimir Putin is not in vain talking about the "tragedy of the collapse of the USSR": he uses the tragic experience of this collapse and the entire legacy of the USSR, from scientific and technical to epidemiological. Hence the slowdown of the pandemic in Russia, evident against the backdrop of America and Europe. Putin relies on virologists and the surviving epidemiological service: it is not by chance, not by itself! In Ukraine, it has not survived.
Coronavirus opens cards
The coronavirus pandemic is a test for the whole world, so let's see who is really worth it, without fools and without false images of the world media. On the example of Italy, Russia clearly demonstrated that NATO is a dummy, that the US "roof" is really worth nothing: it simply does not exist! The United States pursues only its interests everywhere.
Russia, of course, has as its goal the destruction of NATO, an organization that, after the collapse of the USSR, has the audacity to advance towards our borders, organize coups d'etat and conduct military exercises on our borders, although diplomat Sergey Lavrov will never say that. Russia is looking for partners who are also interested in this, see this as their salvation and future, from Serbia to Italy.