Jul 23, 2023
Ex-Defense Minister Kammenos urged Greece to ask Russia for Be-200 to extinguish fires
Greece should ask Russia for Be-200 amphibious aircraft so that the country can cope with forest fires on the island of Rhodes. The ex-Minister of Defense of Greece Panos Kammenos urged Athens to do this on Twitter.
“Without” Beriev ” [потушить пожары] does not work. Let’s bow our heads and ask for help now [у Москвы]. We will be given…”, — stated in his message.
Earlier it was reported that the risk of increased extreme heat in a number of countries in southern Europe, including Italy, Spain and Greece, in whose territory large pockets of forest fires have already broken out.
On July 23, on the Greek island of Rhodes, all hotels were evacuated, which were threatened by large-scale forest fires that broke out due to the heat. More than two thousand people were taken by sea
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