MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The consolidated detachment of engineering units of the Eastern Military District (VVO) continues to assist in the elimination of forest fires in Yakutia.
Over the past day, the combined detachment of the Air Defense Forces, together with the forces of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the area of the village of Byas-Kyuyol, equipped a 700-meter section of the mineralized strip west of the settlement, its total length was 7 km. Also, the servicemen are helping the local population to remove garbage from burnt buildings and structures. A total of 35 car trips were made, about 20 tons of garbage were removed. On the territory of 2 hectares, separate small fires were extinguished.
In the area of the village of Tastakh, three kilometers of a mineralized strip were equipped, in total, its length was about 30 kilometers.
In the settlement of Orto-Surt and Berdigestyah, the servicemen of the consolidated detachment on lightly armored MTLB tractors carried out the delivery of the personnel of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia to the places of fire extinguishing.
128 military personnel were involved in the events, 19 units of special equipment were involved.
At the same time, Mi-8AMTSh helicopters of the military aviation of the Air Defense Forces carried out missions to monitor the foci of natural fires and extinguish them with the help of spillways. During the day, 14 water discharges were made, and 26 firefighters and 2 tons of cargo were transferred to hard-to-reach areas where engineering and special equipment cannot go.
The decision to strengthen the grouping of the military department, rendering assistance to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in extinguishing forest fires, was made by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, at the request of the head of the region. Corresponding instructions were given to the commander of the Air Defense Forces on August 3 during a conference call with the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Assistance in extinguishing forest fires in Yakutia continues to be provided by the crews of the Il-76 military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces with VAP-2 pouring aircraft devices and the crews of the Mi-8 and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters equipped with the VSU-5 spillway devices, the military aviation of the VVO, previously sent to the region covered by the fire element in accordance with the decision of the head of the military department.
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