Serbian authorities are asking for additional Russian aircraft to fight fires

The Serbian government on Thursday night decided to ask for additional airplanes to combat wildfires that have engulfed the country.

"To increase the effectiveness of fire fighting again erupted in many parts of Serbia, decided to ask the Russian Federation to send to the airport in Nis another aircraft type" Beriev "and the Mi-26", — stated in the government.

In the city of Nis in southern Serbia is already aviagruppirovka Emergencies Ministry in the fire IL-76 amphibious aircraft Be-200 and Ka-32.

Serbia is forced to seek help, because it does not have its own specialized aviation fire. Usually, fire fighting and the army used helicopters MIA small goods, and agricultural aircraft.

In many areas of Serbia at the end of summer is traditionally composed fire situation, which this year was exacerbated by a particularly long period of hot weather and drought that has engulfed the entire Balkan region.

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