Bulgaria Warns against Traveling to Russia over Fires

Politics » DIPLOMACY | August 6, 2010, Friday // 18:17
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Warns against Traveling to Russia over Fires Russian firefighter works to extinguish a fire in a forest near the village of Ryazanovskiy, about 150 km from Moscow, Russia, late 04 August 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria’s Embassy in Moscow has issued a warning against traveling to Russia as a large part of the latter is affected by environmental problems caused by raging forest fires.

The Embassy has pointed out that the environmental situation in the affected areas of the Russian Federation could be especially dangerous for people with respiratory diseases.

It has urged Bulgarians traveling to Russia to keep in mind that Russian airports might be closed down periodically because of the wild fires.

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has announced that there have been no reports of Bulgarian citizens affected by the forest fires in certain regions of Russia.

Earlier on Friday, the Bulgarian government announced that it will be sending 100 of its best fire-fighters to the aid of the Russians. The aid was negotiated in a phone conversation between the Russian PM Putin and the Bulgarian PM Borisov, who is a former fire-fighter himself.

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Tags: Russia, wildfires, forest fire, Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow, Foreign Ministry

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