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 Sunday, May 26 2024 22:39
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Floods in Armenia: Russia in contact with Armenian side 

Floods in Armenia: Russia in contact with Armenian side 

ArmInfo.Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova responded to the  situation in Armenia due to flooding in the north of the country.  Zakharova's commentary notes that on May 25-26, a month's worth of precipitation fell in the northern regions of Armenia. "There are reports of casualties, missing persons and severe property damage."

A number of settlements, transport and energy infrastructure  facilities found themselves in the flood zone.  Rail and road  connections to the affected areas have been disrupted. We sincerely  sympathize with the fraternal Armenian people in connection with the  natural disaster that befell the republic, we wish a speedy recovery  to the victims," she noted.

At the same time, Zakharova emphasized that on May 26, the  Russian-Armenian Center for Humanitarian Response (RACHR) transferred  portable motor pumps used in search and rescue and emergency recovery  work to the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of  Armenia. "In Lori and Tavush regions, there are 50 pieces of  equipment previously provided by RACGR, which are involved in  eliminating the consequences of the flood. The leadership of the  RACGR is in constant contact with the National Center for Crisis  Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia, as well as  with the headquarters for the rapid elimination of the consequences  of floods in Lori and Tavush regions.

If necessary, the Center is ready to attract additional forces and  resources, as well as provide humanitarian assistance to the affected  population. The Russian Embassy in Yerevan and the Consulate General  in Gyumri are in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of  Armenia, the leadership of Lori, Tavush and Shirak regions with a  view to possible provision of additional assistance and  identification of citizens of the Russian Federation among the  victims," the Russian diplomat concluded. Let us note that according  to official data, as a result of floods in Armenia, 3 people were  killed and 2 were injured.  

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