Putin ordered Shoigu to connect the army to fight against floods in the Irkutsk region

Путин поручил Шойгу подключить армию к борьбе с паводком в Иркутской области

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to connect the army to fight against floods in the Irkutsk region, if need be, reports TASS with reference to the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

We will remind, flooding has started in the region due to heavy rains. There is a state of emergency. Vladimir Putin on the night of June 30, held in the fraternal meeting, which dealt with the situation in the flooded areas of the Irkutsk region.

According to the MOE, from the disaster area were evacuated 1161 people. Two were missing, five died. Also more than 600 people sought medical help.

At this point in the region remain flooded about two thousand houses in which live four thousand people. Flooded road. People are accommodated in 15 temporary residence.

The Russian President instructed to begin payments to those affected by the floods.

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