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Situation in Far East natural calamity areas under police control - minister.

August 27, 2013, 17:30 UTC+3
“Looting has been presently prevented
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Olga Yegoraeva

Photo ITAR-TASS/Olga Yegoraeva

YEKATERINBURG, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - The situation in the natural calamity areas in the Russian Far East is totally controlled by the police, Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev told journalists after a meeting of the joint board of Russian and Tajikistani Interior Ministries.

“Looting has been presently prevented,” the minister stressed.

According to Kolokoltsev, Russian Interior Ministry’s personnel continue to work in beefed-up security regime. “All measures to ensure law and order and safety of citizens, to provide the needed assistance to them, as well as to ensure safekeeping of the property of the people who were evacuated from the calamity zone, are being taken.”

The Russian interior minister stressed that this work was personally controlled by him. On Tuesday, evening, Kolokoltsev is flying to the Far East that is affected by floods.

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