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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Four Mi-8 MTV helicopters of the Eastern Military District will be used to extinguish wildfires in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The decision to allocate funds was made by the commander of the Eastern Military District, Hero of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko, after an appeal from the administration of the republic.

Two helicopters arrived in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) the day before to carry out tasks for monitoring the fire situation and promptly delivering firefighters and necessary cargo to fire-hazardous areas.

Two more helicopters equipped with VSU-5 spillways are flying to the capital of the Republic.

For reference: Spillway devices VSU-5 are designed for operational collection of water by scooping it up from reservoirs, as well as discharging it to the fire site. The capacity of a special tank is up to 5 tons of water.

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