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On Wednesday, Russia announced that it would stop using certain ventilators after they sparked two hospital fires where six people died, reports The Hill.

  • The ventilators were Aventa-M equipment -- the same kind that the Trump administration bought from Russia after President Donald Trump negotiated with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Any Aventa-M ventilators made after April 1st will not be used for safety reasons.
  • Russian State health care regulator Roszdravnadzor put out a statement Wednesday that the ventilators were used hospitals "where the fires occurred".
  • The Ventilators were sent across Russia already and were badly needed; Russia has the second-highest number of cases after the U.S.
  • The ventilators were also sent to the U.S. but ultimately had not been used.

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