The Russian Ministry of Defense has sent assistance to combat the coronavirus of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The military transport aircraft Il-76 of the Russian Aerospace Forces has landed at the airport of the capital of the republic, Banja Luka. This was reported by the press service of the military department.
Russian aircraft at the airport were met by officials of the republic - President Zeljka Tsviyanovich and member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Serbs Milorad Dodik. They noted that help from Russia arrived very quickly, which proves good relations and mutual understanding between Russians and Serbs.
At the Banja Luka international airport (Bosnia and Herzegovina), an advanced detachment of Russian military specialists was met by officials - President of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Zeljka Tsviyanovic and member of the Serbian presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik
- said in a statement to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Milorad Dodik noted that despite the fact that Russia itself was faced with the spread of coronavirus infection, it is helping other countries. On behalf of the residents of the republic, he thanked Russia for the "comprehensive assistance".
The Russian Ministry of Defense specified that a detachment of military doctors, specialists from the radiation, chemical and biological defense troops and five units of special equipment were sent to Republika Srpska to assist in the fight against coronavirus. At the same time, the military department does not specify whether the planes will still be sent to Banja Luka or if everything will be limited to one aircraft.