May 28, 2023
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© Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia for the Kurgan Region/

From Sunday, May 7, a state of emergency is introduced throughout the Kurgan region. The authorities took this step because of the forest fires that swept the region. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of the region Vadim Shumkov, information about this posted in the official Telegram channel of the regional government.

In addition, earlier the governor pointed out that the situation in a number of places in the region was critical due to heavy winds. He, as the head of the region explained, prevents aircraft from taking off into the air.

“Forces and means are working to break. In case of a threat, immediately evacuate yourself, take away children and elderly relatives!“, – pointed out Shumkov.

Due to forest fires in the Kurgan region, evacuation announced the villages of Redkino, Ploskoy, Sladko-Karasinskoye, Uldus, Kodskoye, as well as the Poplar microdistrict, the suburban villages of Uval and Smolino and neighboring garden non-profit partnerships.

An Il-76 of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation also arrived in the region. The arrival of two Il-76s of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is expected. Rescuers from other regions will also be deployed. The grouping of forces and means is planned to be increased to more than 1 thousand people and about 250 units. technology.

The emergency regime due to wildfires was also previously introduced throughout the Tyumen region and in some areas of the Sverdlovsk region – however, here, as indicated by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for the region, the situation with large-scale forest fires started to stabilize.

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