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Servicemen and army aviation of the Western Military District continue to provide assistance in extinguishing forest fires in the territory of the Republic of Karelia.

Pilots of the army aviation of the Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Association have already made 126 water drains, with a total volume of about 260 tons of water. The actions of the Mi-8 helicopter crew make it possible to localize hot spots for subsequent elimination by ground forces with the involvement of military personnel from the Western Military District and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The ground teams of military personnel sent by the decision of the commander of the Western Military District Alexander Zhuravlev to the emergency area are helping to extinguish the already localized areas of forest burning.

The servicemen involved are equipped with a trench tool, knapsack forest fire extinguishers RP-18, as well as units of fire and special equipment. In total, 110 servicemen and 10 units of military equipment are involved in extinguishing the fires. To date, fire extinguishing work is being carried out in the areas of the villages of Cherny threshold, Nastenjärvi and Kudama.

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