MOSCOW, August 25 (Itar-Tass) - Units of the Russian Defence Ministry reinforce a group to provide aid to coping with the consequences of the flood in Khabarovsk Territory, Russia’s Far East, the ministry’s press service reported on Sunday.
To this end, “logistics brigades transferred special equipment and material supplies are delivered to Khabarovsk from Blagoveshchensk and Belogorsk”, the press service said.
“In the last 24 hours the Defence Ministry detachments erected over one kilometres of dams. Over 1,000 servicemen were involved to buil dams,” the press service said.
Totally, over 5,000 servicemen, over 900 units of equipment, about 50 aircraft and helicopters, and about 40 boats have been involved in the Far East Federal District to fight the flood.