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Specialists from the engineering units of the Southern Military District (YuVO) began to march on standard equipment about 600 kilometers long from the point of permanent deployment in the Rostov region to the Republic of Crimea to help residents of the peninsula in eliminating the consequences of an emergency caused by heavy rainfall.

The convoy includes more than 100 servicemen and 24 units of special military equipment, including truck cranes and off-road trucks.

Upon arrival in the emergency area, military engineers will begin clearing river beds, road communications and the resulting blockages from bulky debris.

The mobile detachment of the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet continues to provide assistance to residents of Kerch who have suffered from the consequences of the emergency. Work has been completed to restore the infrastructure of socially significant facilities (the central city hospital, 9 kindergartens and 8 schools), as well as to clear the territory of about 400 residential buildings and household plots from garbage.

In accordance with the instruction of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the instructions of the Minister of Defense of Russia General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, about 21 thousand people and 1367 units of automobile and special equipment are involved in the elimination of emergencies in the territory of the Republic of Crimea from the Ministry of Defense of Russia. Work to provide assistance to the population with the participation of military personnel has been deployed in 36 settlements of the peninsula.

On June 22, the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia, General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov, arrived in Crimea to organize interagency cooperation and coordinate the activities of the units of the Armed Forces involved in the elimination of emergencies.

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