Do not repeat the fires in Siberia

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THE President of Russia Vladimir Putin told regional officials today to address the forest fires in Siberia and noted that it is not possible to repeat what happened last year during the fires, when the largest ever recorded occurred.

In a conference broadcast online and broadcast on state television, Putin said the fires were causing significant property damage and threatening life, the environment and the economy.

“We can not allow the situation of last year to be repeated, when the forest fires had the greatest duration and intensity in recent years.”noted the Russian president.

“A total of 4,000 forest fires have broken out since the beginning of the year in an area of ​​2.7 million hectares”, an area larger than that of Luxembourginformed the acting Minister of Emergency Situations Alexander Tsuprian.

The period of fires in 2021 was the largest Russia has ever faced, with 188 million hectares of forest destroyed by fires, according to the Greenpeace Russia.

At least eight people were killed in Siberia on Saturday as hundreds of buildings burned in various villages as strong winds hampered efforts to extinguish them.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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