Russia will 'certainly accept' Trump's 'kind' offer of ventilators, Kremlin says

The Russian government said it would "certainly accept" President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE's offer to donate ventilators to treat coronavirus patients in the country.

Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. would be willing to send ventilators to Russia, noting that "they're having a hard time in Moscow. We're going to help them."

"Russia will certainly accept the kind offer if necessary," Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinEx-Trump national security adviser says US leaders 'making it easy for Putin' to meddle The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Putin calls on UN to strengthen World Health Organization MORE's spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded Thursday, according to The Associated Press.


The administration also pledged to support other countries such as Italy, Spain and France, which are also facing supply shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russia recorded 27,938 COVID-19 cases and 232 deaths within the country, with reports that officials are working to gather proper resources such as ventilators to help infected patients.

The Kremlin sent the U.S. medical equipment including ventilators earlier this month, with payment divided between the U.S. government and a Russian state investment fund program.