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Presidential instructions on fire-fighting and disaster relief efforts

July 30, 2010

The President issued instructions to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to join efforts with regional executive authorities and to take comprehensive measures to eliminate wildfires, provide assistance to those affected, enhance fire safety and prevention of fires, and supply additional Be-200 amphibious fire-fighting aircraft to the Siberian and Far Eastern Emergency Ministry air rescue centres.

Presidential plenipotentiary envoys in a number of federal districts have received instructions to provide assistance to people who have lost their homes.

Dmitry Medvedev instructed the General Prosecutor's Office, the Accounts Chamber and the Presidential Control Directorate to oversee spending of the funds allocated for fire-fighting efforts and assistance for those affected by the fires.

July 30, 2010