Russia sent Friday doctors and medical supplies to Serbia to help the country fight the coronavirus.

The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandr Vucic agreed on the provision of humanitarian aid to Serbia in order to fight the spread of the infection, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“The plane will deliver an advanced group of military doctors, specialists in virology and epidemiology with modern equipment for epidemiological diagnostics and disinfection measures to the Batajnica Air Base [20 km northwest of Belgrade],” it said.

A total of 11 flights are planned

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