Moscow: Russia on Friday expressed gratitude to India for the timely supply of medicines to Moscow to lend a hand in the battle against coronavirus pandemic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, ” The decision of the Indian leadership to send medicines to Russia to help fight coronavirus is in line with the spirit of partnership between the two countries and was received with a sense of gratitude.”
“Moscow is pleased and grateful for the decision of the Indian government to deliver a batch of medicines to Russia to fight the coronavirus,” said Peskov.
“We regard this decision of India as an effective step towards implementing the agreements on cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic reached during a telephonic conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 this year,” he said.
Peskov hailed the spirit of partnership between the two countries.
He said, ” Moscow is well aware that India, which itself is going through difficult times in terms of fighting the epidemic threat, made this decision guided by the common spirit of partnership between the two countries.”
Russia has recorded 32,000 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths so far.