Plane with Russian humanitarian aid lands in NewYork
Russian Air Force flight RF8460 just landed at JFK airport in New York.
It carries aid – PPE (Personal protective equipment) and medical equipment to help NYC in its battle against COVIDー19
Russian solidarity in REAL action NewYorkCity
Russian plane with humanitarian aid arrives in New York City
Moscow seized the opportunity to promote the humanitarian mission.
A Russian Air Force cargo plane reportedly carrying medical supplies for coronavirus patients landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Moscow seized the chance to publicize the rare instance of a Russian plane bringing humanitarian aid to a U.S. airport, flooding social media with pictures and video shortly after the plane’s arrival. State media even had a live video feed of forklifts carrying brown boxes off the plane.
“A propaganda bonanza as our own government shrinks from America’s leadership role in a global crisis,” Brett McGurk, former special envoy for the U.S. fight against ISIS, tweeted.
The plane flew from Moscow to JFK, with stops in Ireland and Canada.