NATO has carried out a strategic airlift to deliver critical medical supplies to Slovakia.

The airlift carried facemasks, surgical gloves, protective suits and other supplies to the country. The supplies were transported in Antonov AN-124 on a non-stop flight from Germany to China where it collected cargo and then onto Bratislava for delivery.

The aircraft was chartered under NATO’s Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) which allows nine participating countries to access five AN-124  aircraft.