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Putin adresses to government on help to regions hit by floods

August 15, 2013, 12:54 UTC+3
The President heard a report on the situation in the region presented by governor of the Amur Region Oleg Kozhemyako
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexei Nikolsky

Photo ITAR-TASS/Alexei Nikolsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded from the heads of federal agencies to ensure coordinated actions with the heads of the regions that are hit by floods, the Kremlin press service reported.

The President heard a report on the situation in the region presented by governor of the Amur Region Oleg Kozhemyako.

Putin also gave instructions to Energy Minister Alexander Novak and CEO of the RusHydro hydroelectricity company Yevgeny Dod to fly to Blagoveshchensk. Rushydro will immediately allocate 100 million rubles to pay compensation to people affected by floods in Amur Region.

Russia’s President urged the ministries to take all possible measures in order to provide timely help to people in the affected regions and to send additional emergency personnel and equipment to flood-stricken areas.

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