1 May 2013, 02:28

8 IL-76 craft sent to fight forest fires in Siberia

лесной пожар лесные пожары Россия огонь Тува

Military transport aircraft are headed for Siberia and the Far East to fight forest fires. The relevant decree was signed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Eight IL-76 craft are equipped with special equipment to dump water on wildfires. They are being redeployed to the east of the country from airfields in Orenburg, Taganrog and Pskov.

The aircraft will be used to quickly extinguish the blazes in Siberia, the Far East and Trans-Baikal regions.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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