“As a result of the actions of the forces and means of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the speed of propagation of fire in the region decreased by more than five times,” he said.
According to the ministry, smoke was also eliminated in Krasnoyarsk, Boguchans and Kodinsk.
Bulgakov also noted that military personnel perform tasks to eliminate forest fires ahead of schedule.
Earlier, the EMERCOM of Russia reported that at present, 388 fires are still operating in Yakutia, the Irkutsk Region and the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under the article "Negligence" in connection with forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.