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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone Thursday about Russia’s coronavirus response and needs. By the end of the call, Trump had promised Putin ventilators to help provide some relief to Russian hospitals, reports Business Insider.

U.S. cases of coronavirus are expected to rise in the coming weeks, and the nation is still the leader in the number of cases worldwide. Putin and Trump have been negotiating a deal for ventilators since mid-April (when shortages of personal protective equipment and ventilators were a high concern) and have now sealed the deal.

During the call, Trump said that the nation was "ready to provide assistance to any country in need, including Russia."

A readout from the Kremlin states that Putin was "proposed from the American side to send a batch of medical equipment to Russia."

On the same day, Trump told reporters and journalists that Russia was having a "hard time" with COVID-19 and that the US would send "some ventilators" at the "appropriate time."

It’s unclear how much equipment will be sent to Russia, and the White House refused to comment when the Insider reached out.

Trump has pushed back against governors and local officials who have requested large amounts of PPE and ventilators. In March, Trump spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity about the issue:

"New York is a bigger deal, but it's going to go, also. But I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they're going to be. I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators." Trump said.

He also told states that they should get their own supplies for the pandemic and that it was not his job to distribute everything, even though his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly was taking equipment from state governments and medical organizations with his shadow task force.

Trump even went as far as saying that he will give aid only to states that "treat us well."

I suppose Trump feels that Putin and Russia have treated him well.

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