Belarusian and Ukrainian rescuers are ready to work jointly to overcome the effects of floods and other emergencies. This was agreed in Minsk by the heads of the emergencies departments of the two countries.
Sergei Novikov, deputy head of Homel regional emergency department:
We keep in touch daily with colleagues in Russia and Ukraine. People in areas that are subjected to flooding risks are notified about the fact that in the event of flooding they may be resettled.
The Belarus and Ukraine joint action plan signed on March 1 is designed to 2020.
Nikolai Chechetkin, chairman of the State Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine:
In the case of aggravation of flood situations we can assist in the delivery of humanitarian goods, hardware and other property, which is necessary for the efficient rescue operations.
The current flood situation in Belarus does not cause concern of experts. Melting of snow began in natural terms.
The water in rivers rises at a rate of 1 to 18 centimeters per day, but it's still far from dangerous levels.