Top diplomat: Council of Europe may serve as humanitarian basis for single European spaceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 11:39
French premier Manuel Valls resignsWorld December 06, 11:30
Investigators identify Ukrainians involved in shelling of Russia’s territory in 2014Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 10:00
Putin approves Russia’s information security doctrineRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 8:49
WSJ: Syrian army is about to retake militant-controlled east AleppoWorld December 06, 8:48
OSCE chief says trip to Crimea possible after consultations with Moscow and KievWorld December 06, 8:25
Erdogan signs bill to ratify Turkish Stream projectBusiness & Economy December 06, 8:19
Russia, India to hold joint naval drills on December 14-21Military & Defense December 06, 7:36
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft team up to fight terrorism contentSociety & Culture December 06, 6:51
CHITA, April 17. /TASS/ Aviation of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has extinguished three major fires near the villages in Siberia’s Trans-Baikal region, the situation is stabilizing, head of the local Emergencies Ministry branch told TASS.
"The situation with fires in the Trans-Baikal region is stabilizing and is now under control," Alexander Sidorov said, adding that there was no imminent threat to populated areas and economic entities.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry is actively using aviation for extinguishing fires in the Trans-Baikal region. "Thanks to aviation three major fires in the 10-kilometer zone around the settlements have been put out," he added.
Currently, 63 fires continue to range in the Trans-Baikal region.
Presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal District Nikolay Rogozhkin has arrived in Chita on Friday to coordinate efforts to deal with the aftermath of the forest fires.
There are eight temporary accommodation centers in the region providing shelter for 33 people, including 26 children.