MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Assistance in the elimination of forest fires in the Republic (Sakha) of Yakutia is provided by a consolidated detachment of engineering units, helicopters of the army aviation of the Eastern Military District (VVO) and pilots of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
In total, the combined detachment of the Air Defense Forces, together with the forces of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, equipped a ten-kilometer section of mineralized in the area of the village of Byas-Kyuyol. Also, the servicemen are helping the local population to remove garbage from burnt buildings and structures. During the day, on the territory of 3 hectares, individual small fires were extinguished.
In the area of the village of Tastakh, three kilometers of a mineralized strip have been equipped, in total, its length is about 38 kilometers.
In the settlement of Orto-Surt and Berdigestyah, the servicemen of the combined detachment on lightly armored MTLB tractors carried out the delivery of the personnel of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia to the places of fire extinguishing.
126 servicemen were involved in the events, 19 units of special equipment were involved.
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 S.K. Shoigu, at the request of the head of the region. Corresponding instructions were given to the commander of the Eastern Military District on August 3 of this year. 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 army aviation of the Eastern Military District , previously sent to the region engulfed in the fire element in accordance with the decision of the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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