06/21/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2021 08:29
On behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defence Minister, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, gave instructions on the build-up of the group involved in providing assistance to residents of the Republic of Crimea affected by the emergency situation caused by prolonged precipitation.
About 21 thousand people and 1,367 units of automobile and special equipment are involved in providing assistance to the population of the peninsula from the military department.
Relief efforts involving military personnel have been deployed in 36 flood-affected localities.
As part of the mobile detachments of the Russian Defence Ministry, special engineering equipment is involved to clear rubble and mudslides, tank cars for the supply of drinking water, heavy-duty vehicles for the transportation of citizen's belongings, building materials and essential goods. At the request of local administrations, field kitchens have been deployed in localities and mobile food outlets have been set up.
The military personnel clear the rubble, help in cleaning households, transporting personal belongings of residents, collect and remove the panned out soil, evacuate vehicles from the affected streets, deliver drinking water and basic necessities.
Mobile detachments of the Russian Defence Ministry perform tasks to eliminate the consequences of an emergency situation caused by heavy precipitation in the Crimea, in cooperation with the interdepartmental operational headquarters for emergency response, created by the authorities of the peninsula.