MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Republic of Karelia, the crews of the army aviation of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District continue to assist in extinguishing wildfires.
For 6 days of operation, the crew of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter dropped more than 330 tons of water onto the fires. In the course of eliminating the consequences of forest fires, it was already possible to localize the spread of fire in the area of the settlements of Nastenjärvi and Kudama. At the moment, fire extinguishing work is underway in the area of Lake Syamozero.
More than 100 servicemen of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces, more than 20 units of special equipment are also involved in extinguishing fires in Karelia.
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