Putin says forest fires could worsen in European Russia, Far East
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Putin says forest fires could worsen in European Russia, Far East

khaskhabar/Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday there was a risk that forest fires could worsen in both the European part of Russia and in its far east.Speaking during a televised meeting with officials to discuss forest fires, Putin said: “Risks of deterioration of the situation remain not only in the European part of the country, but also in certain regions of the far east, where the fire situation is traditionally difficult”.’

khaskhabar/Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday there was a risk that forest fires could worsen in both the European part of Russia and in its far east.
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Ryazan region on Monday declared a state of emergency with fires covering a 9,000 hectare

Russia’s forest fire season, which has been becoming more damaging due to climate change, traditionally lasts throughout the summer. Ryazan region on Monday declared a state of emergency with fires covering a 9,000 hectare area, causing smog in nearby Moscow.

the area affected by wildfires increased by 8,000 hectares during the past three days

Forest fires in Russia burn over 100,000 hectares of land in 3 days.A report by the state-run TASS news agency said that a total of 126 forest fires were recorded, and the area affected by wildfires increased by 8,000 hectares during the past three days.

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in western Russia have also suffered wildfires

The Far East region’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the worst hit area, where about 75,000 hectares of forest were engulfed by fire, Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying.The Republics of Komi and Ryazan and the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in western Russia have also suffered wildfires.Smoke from forest fires has recently reached the capital Moscow, limiting visibility in the city.

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forest fires could worsen in the European part of Russia

Speaking during a meeting with regional officials on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin said there was a risk that forest fires could worsen in the European part of Russia and its Far East.According to TASS, the country has mobilised over 5,000 people to extinguish the fires.

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