On the night of December 24, the first Il-76 aircraft flew from the airfield of the city of Rostov-on-Don to the city of Simferopol, carrying out the transfer of one special-purpose medical unit of the Southern Military District.
Later, the Ministry of Defense reported that the second and third Il-76 aircraft also flew from the airfield of the city of Rostov-on-Don to Simferopol.
It is clarified that a total of 100 military personnel and about 100 tons of materiel will be deployed as part of the medical unit.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu gave instructions on the deployment of two hospitals to help patients with coronavirus infection COVID-19 in Crimea.
The head of the Rospotrebnadzor department for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Natalya Penkovskaya, as reported by Kryminform, suggested introducing additional restrictive measures on coronavirus in the region on the eve of the New Year holidays.