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Putin instructed to increase the protection of Transbaikalia from forest fires
Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian government, the Ministry of Emergencies and the authorities of the Trans-Baikal Territory to provide funding to increase the security of the region by fire departments. They must complete these tasks by June 1 of this year.
The president gave the order following the meeting on the situation with floods and fires in the regions. Then the governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, said that because of the large distances between the villages, there are no fire departments in 42% of the settlements, so firefighters cannot arrive there on time.
Also, Vladimir Putin instructed federal and regional authorities to provide funding for the construction of protective dams in the Chita region and for the purchase of additional fire fighting equipment.
Now a complex fire hazard situation is taking shape in the region. At the end of April in the forests of Transbaikalia introduced emergency mode.