Vladimir Putinto: Dmitry Azarov / Kommersant
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin after the report of the head of the emergencies Ministry has instructed the defense Ministry to connect to extinguishing fires on the territory of Siberia and the Far East. It is reported TASS with reference to the press service of the Kremlin.
Group of the armed forces in the Irkutsk region will remain until further notice, the document says.
According to the latest data, the total area of forest fires in Russia amounted to about three million hectares. From the beginning of June was on fire at least 11 regions. The smoke already covered several regions of Kazakhstan, Karaganda region, Northern districts of Almaty region and came to Mongolia.
The representatives of the world meteorological organization believe that the smoke and products of combustion could contribute to increased global warming and increase the speed of melting ice in the Arctic.
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