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In the Republic of Karelia, the crew of the army aviation of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District continues to assist in extinguishing forest fires.

The crew of the Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter managed to eliminate a 2-hectare fire center in the area of ​​the Kazhma settlement of the Medvezhyegorsk region. To localize the fire, more than 30 tons of water had to be dumped.

In just a week of work, the helicopter crew dropped more than 450 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.

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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