Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave consent to the use of bombers in the elimination of ice jams in Velikiy Ustyug. About it journalists were reported by the Governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov.
“From 5 a.m. to 14 try to move the head congestion. If this does not work, will be used videoconferencing defense Ministry, which will bomb head congestion. Consent to the use of aircraft HQs of the Ministry of defense the Minister of defense received,” he said (quoted by TASS).
Previously Kuvshinnikov said that Shoigu wrote a request about allocation of aviation.
Wrote a request to the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu to highlight aviation. pic.twitter.com/BiLk8Ri7sA
Because of ice jams on the territory of the Vologda region entered the emergency mode, according to the website of the regional Department of EMERCOM. In Velikiy Ustyug there has arrived the head of the Ministry Vladimir Puchkov. In the region of head congestion blasting.
The congestion has led to increased water levels in the area. As reported on the website of the government of Vologda, the region impounded 22 settlements, in particular 1400 houses in which they live 4657 people. 330 people, including children, were evacuated to temporary accommodation.