In April, Russia provided the United States with a batch of medical supplies to help the latter contain the spread of the virus. Trump said at the time that providing assistance was a very friendly gesture of Russia. According to the State Department, the medical supplies were purchased by the United States from Russia, including respirators and medical supplies. In early May, trump said the U.S. would provide respirators to Russia when needed. Putin then responded that if necessary, Russia would certainly accept the offer of good faith..