Greece and Israel agree to help fight fires

Greek Climate Minister Christos Stylianidis and Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Alon Schuster signed a memorandum of understanding on civil protection on June 13, according to Kathimerini. Israel and Stylianides have started a series of meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Brigadier General Yoram Laredo, Director General of Israel’s National Emergency Management Authority, […]

Legendary Russian pilot dies in Be-200 crash in Turkey

Yevgeny Kuznetsov, the legendary Russian pilot who starred in Fast and Furious Return, was the victim of the crash of a Be-200 amphibious firefighter plane yesterday in Turkey. Information about the death of Kuznetsov was confirmed to TASS by his relatives and Natalya Gugueva, the filmmaker and chief director of the documentary film directorate of […]

Fires: 360 thousand hectares were reduced to ash

The territory of Greece, which burned until yesterday afternoon in North Evia and Attica, is represented by the Department of Geology and Geoecology of the University of Athens. Mapping and operational monitoring is coordinated by the Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies program. The Faculty of Geology and Geoecology of the University of Athens is already […]

Cooperation with Russia: Foreign Ministers discussed the possibility of getting another Beriev

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. During the conversation, the possibility of sending another BU-200 to fight fires was discussed. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Twitter following the conversation: “They discussed the fight against fires, and it was proposed to consider the possibility of […]

Beriev Be-200: Russian giant having absorbed "small lake", covers the fire with it

They say about this aerial firefighting giant: “Giant from Russia”, “Russian giant”, “Russian beast”, and its appearance confirms this. The new effective weapon of the fire service is truly impressive. The Be-200 has eight tanks, can carry 12 tons of water in 14 seconds and is the world’s only amphibious jet aircraft. Beriev’s Be-200 aircraft […]

Mediterranean countries hit by record heat and wildfires

In the coming days, an abnormal heat above 40 ° C will continue in Italy, Greece, Turkey and other Mediterranean countries. Fires continue to rage, the death toll from them in Turkey has reached 5 people. Deutsche Welle tells how different countries are going through this difficult period. Turkish agency Anadolu reports five deaths from […]

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