Putin held in Sochi meeting on the situation with fires

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated in fotoracconti fire service of EMERCOM of Russia during liquidation of a fire in Rostov-on-don. On 21 August 2017Putin held in Sochi meeting on the situation with fires© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the eve late in the evening after a working visit to Hungary arrived in Anapa, where he held a meeting with the head of the emergencies Ministry and heads of the Volgograd and Rostov regions affected by the recent large fires, the press service of the Kremlin.

Putin on Monday arrived in Budapest, where he met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban and attended the world Championships in judo.

Governors and the Minister informed the President about the measures taken for liquidation of consequences of emergency. The head of state gave the necessary instructions, in particular to provide all necessary assistance to citizens affected by the fires.

The situation with wildfires in Volgograd region sharply escalated on August 23, at the same time in the region was introduced a state of emergency. During the day all the fires had been contained or eliminated. But on Friday, the situation deteriorated again, August 25 in the region has occurred four fires wildfires in three municipalities.

A major fire occurred a week ago in private houses in the centre of Rostov-on-don. 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. Criminal case is brought. As stated in GUMCHS in the region, the main version of the cause of a large fire — «adding an external source of ignition».