Putin instructed to find out the causes of fires in Rostov-on-don near Volgograd
The Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov during a conversation with the President did not rule out the possibility of arson. Putin ordered law enforcement agencies “to thoroughly understand the causes of the incident”.
MOSCOW, 26 Aug — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to find out the causes of recent fires in Rostov-on-don, Volgograd region, reported the press service of the Kremlin.
“Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on the progress of liquidation of fires and their consequences in the Volgograd region and Rostov-on-don”, — said in the Kremlin.
As noted in a press-service of the Beams in the course of the conversation did not exclude the possibility of arson.
The President instructed the government to continue to provide the necessary assistance to the victims of the fires, and law enforcement agencies “to thoroughly understand the causes of the incident,” added the Kremlin.
Earlier in Volgograd the emergency Department has indicated that in four districts where now fighting with the steppe fires in the last week of fire appeared simultaneously in six or more places. The Governor Andrei Bocharov at the meeting of the operational headquarters said that landscape fires in gorodishchensky and Sredneahtubinsky areas, presumably started because of arson. Throughout the region introduced a state of emergency.
Last Monday, in the private sector in the centre of Rostov-on-don was a strong fire. The fire damaged about 120 buildings. For medical assistance to 58 people, nine were hospitalized. Under the rubble after the fire discovered the body of a man, his identity is established. Criminal case is brought. Basic version of the incident “adding an external source of ignition”.