Russia and Ukraine to cooperate in disaster management rss

17 December 2013 22:09

14 documents have been signed today during the 6th meeting of Russian-Ukrainian inter-state commission in Moscow in presents of both presidents.

Namely, the Russian Emergencies Ministry and Ukrainian State Emergency Service approved the Plan of joint measures during implementation of the interstate agreement on cooperation in the area of prevention of industrial accidents, natural disasters and elimination of their aftermaths.

From Russia the document was signed by Minister of Emergencies Situations Vladimir Puchkov, from Ukraine – Chairman of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service Mikhail Bolotskikh.

The Plan provides for participation of emergency rescue units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and Ukrainian State Emergency Service in response operations in the Russian Federation and Ukraine, as well as exchange of experience in monitoring and forecasting natural and industrial emergency situations.

In addition, within the framework of the agreement the parties will work out organization of mutual notification if there is a risk of emergencies or in case of emergency.

The document defines the plans in organizing joint efforts to extinguish major fires, especially in ecosystems and in frontier areas.

The agreement also takes into account the issues of professional training, exchange of experience and joint scientific and technical development.