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World fires: four EU fleet planes sent to France

18:50  11 august  2022
18:50  11 august  2022 Source:   europe1.fr

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Quatre avions de la flotte de l'UE contre les incendies ont été envoyés en France depuis la Grèce et la Suède, à la suite d'une demande des autorités françaises alors que des feux de forêts ravagent notamment le sud-ouest du pays, a annoncé jeudi la Commission européenne. © Philippe Lopez / AFP Four planes of the EU fleet against fires were sent to France from Greece and Sweden, following From a request from the French authorities while forest fires ravage in particular the southwest of the country, the European Commission announced on Thursday.

Four planes of the EU fleet against the fires were sent to France from Greece and Sweden, following a request from the French authorities while forest fires ravage in particular the southwest of the country, the European Commission announced Thursday.

"The EU is fully united with France"

In addition, teams of firefighters from Germany, Poland, Austria and Romania are on the way to support French firefighters within the framework of the Civil Protection Mechanism The EU, said the Commission. "The EU is fully united when a country is faced with an emergency situation," the European Commissioner responsible for crisis management, Janez Lenarcic said in a statement.

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"European Solidarity is at work!", Haded the French President Emmanuel Macron in a tweet by announcing this European aid. Greece will dispatch two Canadair and Sweden two air tractor "during the day," said the French presidency. On the land side, Germany sends 64 firefighters and 24 vehicles, expected on Thursday evening, she added. Polish reinforcements - 146 firefighters and 49 vehicles - will arrive on Friday at midday. Thousands of firefighters fight against the Brasiers

The Commission also specified that the Copernicus satellite of the EU had been activated by Paris to collect essential data with the first stakeholders on the burned areas. Thousands of firefighters are currently fighting in France against new braziers in forests completely dried up by heat waves and the historic lack of rain.

Wednesday evening, eight important fires burned in France, in Gironde (South West), in Maine-et-Loire (West), Jura (East), Drôme, Aveyron and Lozère (south-east) , without counting countless departures of smaller fires every day from north to the south of the country.

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a Russian bombardment in the south of Ukraine, near a nuclear power plant, made twelve injured on Saturday according to the Ukrainian authorities. © supplied by Franceinfo The Ukrainian army reported Russian offensive attempts, particularly in the Donetsk region (Ukraine), Saturday August 20, near the localities of Bakhmout, Zaïtévé and Kodema. "The fighting continues," said the staff of the Ukrainian armed forces in a statement.

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