MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the Emergency Situations Ministry has a big potential that can be used as part of the special military operation in Ukraine.
He highlighted the ministry’s expertise in bomb disposal and humanitarian missions.
"Problems are as abundant as ever and I’m not talking about floods, man-made disasters and fires, but I also mean the situation that developed as part of the special military operation," Putin said during a visit to the headquarters of the Emergency Situations Ministry, where he introduced the new minister, Alexander Kurenkov, to the staff. "The Emergency Situations Ministry also has many tasks there. I know that you have a great potential in the field of clearing mines. There are other areas of activity, the implementation of humanitarian missions and functions."
"I don’t doubt for a second that you will not only cope with the tasks that have been around for a long time and are emerging again, but you will also go further forward, responding to modern challenges and responding to the expectations of the citizens of our country," the president said, noting that, as a rule, "when things become hard and go bad for everyone," people pin their last hope on the rescuers of the Emergency Situations Ministry. The president also expressed confidence that the system will develop and improve.