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Today, a conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces was held at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the head of the military department, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

One of the issues on the agenda of the meeting concerned the course of liquidation of the emergency situation in the Republic of Crimea caused by floods.

According to the Minister of Defense, as a result of the abnormal amount of precipitation in Crimea, nine cities and 27 settlements were flooded.

“The President of Russia has given instructions on the use and involvement of the Armed Forces in this work. For this purpose, a grouping was formed, which included subdivisions of material and technical support, medical support, engineering troops, RCB protection, communications troops of the Southern Military District, the Black Sea Fleet, and the Airborne Forces, ”General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said.

At present, a group of the Russian Ministry of Defense has been created in Crimea to combat the consequences of a natural disaster in the amount of 21.6 thousand people and more than 1.3 thousand pieces of equipment.

According to the head of the military department, Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Dmitry Bulgakov is flying to Crimea today to organize interagency cooperation and coordinate activities to coordinate all actions of forces and units of the Armed Forces on the spot, as well as to work with the Governor of Crimea.

The Crimean Governor Sergei Aksenov, who took part in the video conference call, expressed his gratitude to the servicemen and the Minister of Defense for helping the republic and the local population.

“Interaction has been organized at the highest level. Only words of gratitude to you and the personnel of the Armed Forces. The commander of the fleet and the commander of the 22nd corps are in touch all the time. Personally, I am in charge of the entire distribution of forces and resources. There are no questions, the instructions of yours and the President of the Russian Federation are being carried out, ”the head of the region said, addressing Sergei Shoigu.

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Further, the meeting participants discussed the course of countering the negative factors of the fire hazardous period in the Armed Forces.

“As you know, we have undertaken, as every year, a fairly large complex of work, which was carried out at our military arsenals to prevent the spread of area fires on the territory of our garrisons. The work was planned. A fire check was carried out on the territory from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad. I hope this has led to the necessary results, ”said the Minister of Defense.

“The necessary fire-fighting equipment has been supplied, fire-fighting teams have been created, so today we will hear how this work was done and what plans we have for next year, including, by the way, the use of robotics in our arsenals,” the head of the military department added.

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As the final question of the conference call, a set of measures was considered to prevent the emergence and spread of a new coronavirus infection in the Armed Forces.

“The work is going according to plan, the work is going well. We have already received more than 1 million doses of the vaccine, we have 910 thousand vaccinated. We completed the vaccination in our main divisions a month ago, ”said the Minister of Defense.

Sergei Shoigu added that we are talking about the Special Operations Forces, the Navy, the Airborne Forces, the forces of constant readiness of aviation.

“After that, we started full vaccination, including family members,” – said the head of the military department.

According to the Minister of Defense, the only ones for whom the vaccination work continues are the new recruits for the spring draft. All permanent members of the Armed Forces are vaccinated.

Sergei Shoigu heard reports from commanders of groups of troops (forces) abroad on the status of military personnel vaccination.

As noted, in particular, by the commander of the troops in Syria, Lieutenant General Yevgeny Nikiforov, the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the Russian troops in Syria is stable.

“One hundred percent vaccination of personnel was carried out, as a result of which collective immunity was formed. There are no people with a new coronavirus infection, ”he said.

According to the commander of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Lieutenant General Rustam Muradov, today peacekeepers are also 100% vaccinated against COVID-19, group immunity has been created in the contingent.

Also, one hundred percent vaccination was carried out at the Russian Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan.

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