MOSCOW, 18 Feb – RIA Novosti. In general, in 2020, measures taken to localize floods and fires, even in a pandemic, have reduced the amount of damage, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“In general, in 2020, a set of measures taken aimed at localizing floods and wildfires, especially since all this was carried out in a difficult environment of the spread of a new coronavirus infection, and so, if you look at the numbers, on objective data, then, in general, the set of measures taken allowed in most constituent entities of the Russian Federation, even reduce, in comparison with 2019 and with previous years, even reduce the amount of environmental damage and material losses, “he said at a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council.
Putin noted that 2020 was not an easy year: a difficult flood situation remained on the territory of a number of subjects of the Federation.
“That the Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Khakassia, Altai Territory, Vologda, Tyumen regions. The most dangerous situation with forest fires developed on the territory of the same Republic of Sakha Yakutia, Transbaikal Territory, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk Territories, Irkutsk Region and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug,” the President …