Belarusian rescuers awarded for helping to extinguish fires in Georgia

Belarusian rescuers awarded for helping to extinguish fires in Georgia

A Georgian delegation visited Belarus on January 31 and awarded 10 Belarusian rescuers with medals for "Special Merits”.

The Emergencies Minister and 10 other aviation workers have been awarded for helping to extinguish fires in Georgia's Borjomi region, which began on August 20 of the previous year.

After the fires had begun, Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to send Belarusian helicopters to the region and help Georgia in solving the problem.

Tadeush Kursevich, Chief of Aviation of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus:
Extinguishing fires in the mountains is always dangerous and not easy. But thank to our experience in Turkey and Greece, the task was fulfilled rather efficiently.

Dmitry Kumsishvili, First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia:
It is great honor for me to thank these people from the entire country of Georgia for standing together with us and helping to extinguish these fires.

Georgia is interested in the experience of preparing rescuers in Belarus. The guests visited the University of Civil Protection, where they got acquainted with the rescuing equipment made in Belarus.