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Russian Emergencies Ministry helicopters flew to Serbia to search for flood victims

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Two Ka-32 helicopters took off from the airfield "Ramenskoye" near Moscow in Serbia en route Gomel-Brest-Bratislava-Nis for rescue and evacuation of flood victims. They will cover a distance of more than 2.3 thousand km.

In Serbia, the crews of Russian Emergencies Ministry’s helicopter will be engaged in search and rescue on the water and in delivery of needed supplies to remote areas. In addition, Ka-32s will bring firefighting equipment to the Russian-Serbian Center in Nis.

Earlier, the Russian Emergencies Ministry had sent two aircraft; they had delivered nearly 70 tons of humanitarian aid to Serbia.

A Russian rescue unit has been working in Serbia since Friday. Over the period of rescue operations, its members have evacuated more than two thousand people of the disaster zones.