Vladimir Putin did not rule out that Russia will provide additional assistance to Lebanon after the explosion in the port of Beirut, reports TASS.

"Think about what else can be done to help people in Lebanon", – said the President of the Russian Federation at the operational meeting with permanent members of the security Council.

Putin recalled that, on his instructions, formed a group of MES, they are given additional forces of the Ministry of health. Russian experts have already started to work, said the head of state.

In the evening, 4 August, Beirut explosion, which was followed by red and then black and white smoke. In most areas of Beirut were damaged glass buildings and cars.

Killed at least 149 people, injured about 5 thousand, dozens reported missing. In town for two weeks imposed a state of emergency.

The Governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud estimated the damage from the explosion in 3-5 billion. He added that the consequences of the explosion in monetary terms can be more.

Thursday, August 6, specialists of the emergency situations Ministry has deployed a mobile hospital in Beirut. It was equipped with a stadium in the Lebanese capital.