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Azerbaijan again sends helicopter to help Georgia tackle forest fires


Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations again sent a helicopter with a 10-member crew to Georgia to assist in extinguishing the fire that broke out in the resort area of Abastumani on Aug. 29, APA reported.  

 

The helicopter was sent under the instructions of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev upon the request of the Georgian government.

 

The fire has already affected around 5 hectares in Abastumani. One helicopter is involved in firefighting efforts by the Georgian government. Strong wind makes it difficult to put out the fire.

 

Ukraine sent an AP-32P aircraft to help Georgia tackle the fire. Turkey also intends to send a helicopter to the disaster zone. 

 

A fire broke out in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park of Georgia a few days ago. Under the instructions of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Emergency Situations sent 22 units, including one helicopter and 131 personnel to Georgia to assist in extinguishing the forest fires. Moreover, two helicopters and a 6-member crew of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service are involved in fire-fighting efforts in the disaster zone.  

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