"Over the past day, June 12, 64 forest fires were liquidated in Russia on an area of ​​3,292 hectares," TASS reports.

It is noted that by midnight on June 13, 75 forest fires were active in Russia on an area of ​​55 112 hectares.

In April 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the possibility of tougher punishment against those who set fires to hide illegal logging.