Ukrainian rescuers helping extinguish forest fires in Russia

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Aug. 6, 2010, 1:47 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Workers from the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry are continuing to help their Russian colleagues extinguish forest fires in Russia. A composite detachment of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry's main office in Luhansk region arrived in the village of Pukhovo, Liski district, Voronezh region on Aug. 5, and started battling a forest fire on an area of around 700 hectares. The detachment contained the wildfire on an area of about 50 hectares.

A composite detachment of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry's main office in Kharkiv region arrived in the town of Novovoronezh in Voronezh region on the same day to monitor and extinguish several forest fires near Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant.
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Anonymous Aug. 6, 2010, 1:59 p.m.    

i suppose the fires in Ukraine do not matter as moskali come first these days - how sad

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Anonymous Aug. 6, 2010, 10:59 p.m.    

My KGB comrade Yanukovich must help me because most of our planes are obsolete or rusting. Soon he will give me all Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing an I will own all.

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Anonymous Aug. 6, 2010, 11:39 p.m.    

Surprise: lots more death in Moscow

Today, the Russian press is reporting a sharp uptick in deaths during what has been a horrendous heat wave, with temperatures constantly breaking the 130-year records that had just been set the day before.

Earlier today, Interfax reported that deaths had increased by 29.7% in July, which, let’s recall, was before the smoke arrived.

Morgues are swamped, which, with the heat, is not a pleasant scenario. “It’s just horrible here!” one hospital employee told “Our refrigerators [in the morgue] are filled beyond capacity! Yesterday, we had 17 corpses, the day before 17, even though normally we see two or three. That’s 5-6 times more! The corpses are at least in refrigerators, and not only do we not have air conditioning, we don’t even have a damn fan!”

And, of course, these are all leaks. Hospital employees have been forbidden from talking to the press.

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Anonymous Aug. 7, 2010, 10:07 a.m.    

I make things up so that it makes me feel good. Ukraine is dying but i do not care because my racist la russbhobe told me other wise lol

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Anonymous Aug. 7, 2010, 10:10 a.m.    

Maybe these fires are God's way of telling the Russian politicians and clergy to mind their own business and stay out of their neighbor's back yards. The Russians should learn the 10 Commandments, especially not to COVET their neighbor's goods and property.

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