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Pilots of the army aviation of the Western Military District continue to participate in extinguishing forest fires in the territory of the Republic of Karelia

Today, the servicemen have completed two flight shifts, made 30 discharges of water with a total weight of more than 62 tons in the Suoyarvsky region of the Republic of Karelia. Thanks to the actions of the pilots, the forest fire was localized and the military began to extinguish the hot spots of active combustion.

In addition, by the decision of the commander of the Western Military District, Alexander Zhuravlev, 100 additional servicemen and 10 units of special equipment, including vehicles for extinguishing fires, were sent to the emergency area.

In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the commander of the Western Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, Mi-8 helicopters of the army aviation of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense with spillways were sent to the emergency area to assist in extinguishing forest fires.

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