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The President instructed the Defence Ministry to assist in putting out the fires in Siberia

July 31, 2019

Servicemen from the Ministry of Defence will be helping to put out the fires in Siberia − such a decision was made by Vladimir Putin after a report was drawn up by Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev.

To date, forest fires have been listed in the districts of Taimyr, Evenkia, the Boguchansky, Kezhemsky, Yeniseisky, Motyginsky and Abansky. Due to the wild fires, a state of emergency was introduced throughout the Irkutsk Region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in two districts of Buryatia as well as in one district of Yakutia.

The President also gave instructions to retain the grouping of the Armed Forces formed for emergency response to the floods in the Irkutsk Region until further instructions.

July 31, 2019