Russian pilots put out 17 wildfires endangering Portugal
Aug28

Russian pilots put out 17 wildfires endangering Portugal

Seventeen blazes, charring a total area of 2,000 hectares in Portugal, have been extinguished by the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft over the past two weeks, the ministry’s press service has informed TASS. “During this period, the Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft dropped over 1,000 tons of water making 89 discharges. They extinguished a total of 17 infernos with a total area of nearly 2,000 hectares and prevented the...

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Russian pilots snuff out six blazes tearing through Portugal’s forests
Aug22

Russian pilots snuff out six blazes tearing through Portugal’s forests

Russian air pilots have extinguished six forest fires that have charred an area of more than 1,000 hectares in Portugal during the past five days, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has informed TASS. Two Beriyev-200 amphibious planes arrived in Portugal on August 13 to join the fire-fighting efforts the following day. Their crews boast vast fire-fighting experience under the most adverse conditions. “Over the past five days the...

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Russian Emergencies Ministry Sends Amphibious Jets to Battle Portugal Wildfire
Aug13

Russian Emergencies Ministry Sends Amphibious Jets to Battle Portugal Wildfire

Wildfires caused by high temperatures on Portugal’s island of Madeira killed at least three people and spread across Western Europe, including Spain and France. “On behalf of the Russian Government and in accordance with Portugal’s request, the Russian Emergencies Ministry is sending two Be-200ES [Emergency Services] amphibious aircraft to extinguish forest fires,” the ministry’s spokesperson said. The Beriev Be-200 is...

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Portugal assigns great importance to relations with Russia
Jul18

Portugal assigns great importance to relations with Russia

Relations between Portugal and Russia are developing on the firm basis, and Lisbon assigns great importance to ties with Moscow, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said on Monday (July 18). “I am happy to state that relations between Russia and Portugal are developing on the firm basis after we established diplomatic relations,” Silva said at talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. He noted that his...

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