Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
Experts believe Russia not ready for crypto assetsBusiness & Economy September 22, 16:09
Trump vows to put North Korean leader to testWorld September 22, 15:56
Russia's top diplomat presents UN chief with film about him made by TASSSociety & Culture September 22, 15:43
This week in photos: drills in Russia, clashes in Jerusalem and Oktoberfest in MunichSociety & Culture September 22, 15:42
German rifle’s sketch to be removed from Kalashnikov’s monument in MoscowMilitary & Defense September 22, 15:15
Trump slams reports about Russia trying to influence US election through Facebook adsWorld September 22, 14:57
Stalin, Lenin busts unveiled at Walk of Rulers in MoscowSociety & Culture September 22, 14:49
MINSK, July 8. /TASS/. More than 30 rescuers, Mi-26 and Mi-8 helicopters and also special equipment are involved in an effort launched by Belarus to extinguish fire on the border with Ukraine, the country’s Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
"As of this morning, the flame is split into four fire seats. Each of them covers the area of around 15 hectares. All of them have been contained," the ministry said, adding that the maximum fire area on Tuesday was some 120 hectares.
The ministry explained that the fire coming from Ukraine’s territory was stopped directly at the border with Belarus with the use of fire line plowing near the Glushkovichi border crossing, in the Gomel region.
"The distance from the fire edge to the border is some 50 meters," the ministry said. The situation is monitored by foresters, troops and rescuers "in order not to let the fire spread to the Belarusian territory."
Ukraine’s emergencies service said the country’s firefighters are continuing putting out the peat fire on the territory of the Chernobyl Puscha, near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Dry grass and reeds caught in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl on June 29. The firefighters later managed to extinguish the blaze and the peat fire has been localized.
According to the Republican Center for Radiation Control and Environmental Monitoring in Minsk, Belarus, no increase in the radiation level on the territory of the republic has been registered after the fire in the Chernobyl Puscha, in the Kiev region.