The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the fight against floods and forest fires in the country. Broadcast meetings led channel “Russia 24”.

The head of state emotionally react to what is happening in the regions, arguing that in natural disasters people lose their homes, thrown on the table handle that fiddle.

After Putin gave the floor to the Minister of emergency situations Evgeny Senichevu. The Minister reported that since the beginning of year in territory of the Russian Federation there were 5 626 centres of natural fires on a total area of more than 852 thousand hectares. Wildfires destroyed 251 house.

Also Senichev said that 13 subjects in the areas of flooding is 491 dwelling house, 461 infield 14 of the low water bridges, 10 sections of roads.

Earlier, as reported “the Rambler”, all-Russian research Institute on problems of civil defense and emergency situations (VNII GOCHS) announced an increase in the number of tornadoes and hurricanes in Siberia and Central Russia in the summer of 2020. In VNII GOCHS also predicted growth in the number of wildfires in Siberia and the European part of the country and the South of the Far East. In Tver, Ryazan, Moscow, Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod regions does not exclude the occurrence of fires.