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.
During the week of operation, the crew of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter dropped more than 420 tons of water on the fires. In the course of eliminating the consequences of forest fires, it has already been possible to localize the spread of fire in the area of the settlements of Nastenjärvi and Kudama. At the moment, fire extinguishing work is being carried out in the area of Lake Syamozero, where, as a result of the work of the army aviation, more than 2,000 hectares of wildfires were liquidated.
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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