Zakharova said that would not comment on «unhealthy imagination» Georgia

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova during a briefing in Moscow. 24 August 2017Zakharova said that would not comment on «unhealthy imagination» Georgia© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called «unhealthy fantasies» allegations of Russian involvement in forest fires in Georgia.

Forest near resort town Borjomi is burning for a sixth day. First, the fire managed to localize, but later, there were new fires. In extinguishing major fires in the Borjomi forest involved 1.5 thousand fire and rescue.

«We sincerely wish the neighbors as soon as possible to extinguish the fire. And to comment on the unhealthy imagination of those who even a natural disaster in their own country – just another reason for anti-Russian insinuations, we believe are unnecessary,» — said in response Zakharova to a request to comment on statements of some Georgian politicians and the media about the alleged involvement of Russia to forest fires.

As noted Zakharova, in the current season, the load on large Russian rescuers across the region: they recently took part in extinguishing large forest fire in Armenia continues to struggle with the steppe fires in the Volgograd region.

«However, we immediately responded to a request from Tbilisi to assist in extinguishing the fire in the borzhom-haragaul national Park. For these purposes were allocated the plane Il-76 EMERCOM of Russia. But then the Georgian side thanked him and said that the fire is localized, and the need for our help has disappeared», — stated in the message on the website of the foreign Ministry.

In fighting three major fires in the Borjomi forest was attended by several hundred firefighters and rescuers as well as helicopters and special equipment from Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus. Assistance in fire fighting is also offering USA, Germany, Romania, Greece and Russia. The Prime Minister of Georgia stated that the assistance of the Russian side «in the present circumstances there is no need».

The Deputy of Parliament from «Alliance of patriots» Ada Marshania earlier criticized the actions of the Georgian authorities, who refused to help the Russian side.

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