ABC News: Russia bills US $660K for aid that included gas masks, household cleaning gloves

ABC News: Russia bills US $660K for aid that included gas masks, household cleaning gloves. “Russia billed the U.S. nearly $660,000 for its medical aid flight last month that included thousands of pieces of equipment not typically used by hospitals, including chemical warfare-style gas masks and household cleaning gloves, according to a government record of the shipment. The cargo also included 45 ventilators that were not immediately useable because of voltage-related issues, according to two U.S. officials. It was not immediately clear how useful the April 1 shipment to New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport has been for nearby hospitals. The federal government said it transferred the supplies to New York and New Jersey state officials, who did not immediately respond to questions about whether the cargo was provided to health care workers or remains in storage.”