MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
To strengthen the engineering unit of the Air Defense Forces in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), several units of engineering equipment were additionally allocated, namely, engineering vehicles for clearing IMR-2M and track paving BAT-M. Military equipment was sent by rail from the Khabarovsk Territory.
Over the past day, the combined group 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-Kyyol, equipped a 300-meter section of the mineralized strip to the west of the settlement. Also, the servicemen are helping the local population to remove garbage from burnt-out buildings and structures. A total of 34 car trips were made, more than 30 tons of garbage were removed. On the territory of 5 hectares, individual small fires were extinguished.
In the area of the village of Tastakh, 3 kilometers of a mineralized strip was equipped, in total, its length was about 20 kilometers.
Meanwhile, in the settlement of Orto-Surt and Berdigestyah, the forces of the combined detachment carried out the delivery of personnel of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia to the places of fire extinguishing.
In addition, a round-the-clock watch was organized at four observation posts in order to prevent a sudden outbreak of fire.
128 servicemen were involved in the events and 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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