MIL-OSI Russia: Military engineers of the Eastern Military District fight forest fires in Yakutia

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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.

In the vicinity of the settlements of Orto-Surt and Berdigestyah, the servicemen of the consolidated detachment on lightly armored tractors (MTLB) deliver the personnel of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, as well as inventory and equipment to hard-to-reach places to extinguish the fire.

Over the past day, a combined detachment of engineering units 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 200-meter section of a mineralized strip, its total length was 6.3 km. In the same area, on an area of ​​4 hectares, individual small fires were extinguished. Also, the servicemen continue to provide assistance to the local population in removing garbage from burned down buildings and structures. A total of 29 car trips were made, more than 20 tons of garbage were removed.

In the area of ​​the village of Tastakh, three kilometers of a mineralized strip have been equipped, in total, its length was about 23 kilometers.

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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