Head of Crimea Sends Recovery Wishes to Italian Regions Hit by Coronavirus OutbreakRussian Defence MinistryWorld11:03 GMT 25.03.2020Get short URLTopic: Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled
SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) – The head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, offered condolences to three Italian regions — Veneto, Liguria, and Lombardy — struggling with the coronavirus outbreak and expressed hope that they would soon overcome the disease.
The head of Crimea said the Italians had demonstrated “strength and dedication” in the trying times.
Crimea stands ready to develop relationship with the Italian regions, he added.
Russia has sent several aircraft carrying military experts, mobile disinfection units and mobile laboratories to Italy to help the country fight the COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, Italy had 54,030 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as well as 6,820 deaths and 8,326 recoveries.