Jessie ----
by on August 1, 2019
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Won't be long, Democrats will be mad at Trump over this. President Trump has offered US assistance to the government of Russia in fighting multiple forest fires that have blackened millions of acres in recent weeks.
Trump spoke personally to Putin by phone and expressed concern over the vast wildfires burning in Russia.
According to the Russian embassy, Putin welcomed the call and will accept aid if it's needed. Putin the Russian military is working to contain the fires.
The Siberian fires are so large they can be seen from space. Images from the European Space Agency this week showed large amounts of smoke coming from the fire areas in Kemerovo, Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Altai.
The Emergencies Ministry, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring and the Federal Forestry Agency provided forecasts to the Siberian regions but regional authorities have failed to take enough measures to prevent wildfires and extinguish them.
Russian emergency official Sergei Abanin said that regional governors are to blame for not following fire prevention plans.
Local and regional authorities failed to tackle the situation so the federal government was forced to respond to it. Putin viewed Trump's offer as a sign that fully-fledged bilateral relations could be restored in the future.
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