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Russia pledges support for Ukraine and Moldova

August 1 2008

MOE Russia on Friday, August 1, will send the car convoy carrying humanitarian aid to areas of Ukraine and Moldova suffered from severe floods.

"On behalf of Prime Minister, Emergency work on the issue of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and Moldova suffered from catastrophic floods, and send in those countries car convoy carrying humanitarian aid", - reported in the information department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

The representative office said that the car convoy will travel to Ukraine and Moldova on Friday. As part of humanitarian assistance diesel generators, pumps, disinfectants and other humanitarian goods.

Earlier Thursday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has instructed the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Foreign Ministry to render humanitarian assistance to flood-affected areas of Ukraine and Moldova. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered Emergency Situations and the Russian Foreign Ministry to study the question of providing urgent humanitarian assistance to flood-affected areas of Ukraine and Moldova ", - told the government press service.

In Ukraine, a number of districts in six areas declared a zone of ecological emergency. From the disaster killed 30 people and tens of thousands of residents had to relocate from the flooded areas. A total of 767 settlements flooded, damaged 553 road bridges, 728 footbridges, blurry 660 km of roads of different values. Have been de-energized 349 settlements.

Considerable damage was caused by flood the economy and ecology of Moldova and Transnistria. Over 30 Moldovan villages were under water, flooding affected the capital of the breakaway Dniester republic - Tiraspol, reports news agency " Interfax ".

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