Trump called Putin and offered him help in the fight against forest fires in Siberia

Wednesday, July 31, President Donald trump called the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and has offered assistance in combating forest firesthat are raging in Siberia.

Office Putin thanked trump for the offer, but he refused to help US, as the Russian Ministry of defense is mandated to assist in extinguishing fires. The Kremlin added that «I will accept the offer if it is needed.»

«This decision was taken by Vladimir Putin after he issued a report to the Minister of emergency situations Evgeny Senichev», — reads the statement of the Kremlin.

From-for forest fires was introduced a state of emergency throughout the territory of Irkutsk region, the Krasnoyarsk region, in two districts of Buryatia and one district of Yakutia.

The result of the fires in Siberia have already burned more than 7 million acres of forest.

According to Russian officials, Putin is considering a call to trump the environment as a possible earnest of future good relations.

«In the future will be able to restore full-scale relations between the two countries», — said the press service of the Kremlin, citing Putin.

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The white house confirmed the conversation of the presidents on Wednesday evening, stating that trump «has expressed concerns about the huge fires in Siberia».

«The leaders also discussed trade between the two countries,» — reads the statement of the presidential administration.

According to preliminary information, forest fires could start in Siberia from lightning strikes during the «dry thunderstorms».

«The situation is difficult — said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during visit to Krasnoyarsk Krai. — Forests are burning, in many localities observed the smog and smoke. Forecast at the moment isn’t good.»