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The Australian government refused the proposal of Ukraine to assist in combating large-scale forest fires. About it reports “RBC-Ukraine” with reference to the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The representatives of Australia announced the availability of sufficient resources for overcoming of consequences of fires, in particular, to assist victims and the rebuilding of infrastructure.
The foreign Ministry of Australia added that interact with the Ukrainian authorities on the possibility to provide Canberra with humanitarian assistance.
Earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that Kyiv is ready to send to Australia about 200 specially trained rescue workers to fight forest fires.
From the Australian fires and their aftermath killed more than a billion animals and birds. Most of them were victims of starvation or predator attacks. Area of fires in Australia amounts to 10 million hectares, which is 40 times the size of Moscow, and 303 times the area of Vladivostok.
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