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In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, and the instructions of the commander of the Central Military District (CVO), Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, an aviation and ground force grouping has been formed in the Irkutsk region to fight wildfires. Two Il-76 aircraft made seven sorties, dropped about 300 tons of water, localizing the centers of forest fires in the Kirensky region. The head of the city of Bratsk, where the aviation of the Ministry of Defense is based at the time of extinguishing, thanked the military pilots for the help they provide to local services in the fight against forest fires in the Irkutsk region.

In total, more than 300 servicemen, two Il-76 military transport aircraft and three Mi-8 helicopters of the Central Military District, equipped with spillways, are involved in extinguishing wildfires in the Irkutsk region.

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