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Russia thanks Lithuania for sending aid to fight forest fires

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 07.10.2010.Print version
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov has thanked Lithuania for helping Russia to fight forest fires, reported BC the press service of the Foreign Ministry.

In the letter of 5 October, which is addressed to Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis, Minister Lavrov thanks Lithuania for giving a helping hand to Russia during the natural disaster.


Minister Lavrov noted that the aid to Russian fire-fighters and the victims helped to more quickly localize forest fires in the European part of Russia, to reduce the damage and to eliminate the effects of the forest fires.


Lithuania responded to the request for technical assistance in combating the fires that Russia sent in August. Lithuania sent humanitarian aid – respirators, respiratory protection devices, fire hoses and a set of fire fighting water pump (a trailer) – to the neighbouring country.

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