Minister familiarized with the fire extinguishing works on site
22 August 2022

Minister of Defence of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze familiarized with the situation regarding the fire that broke out in the forest massif in Borjomi municipality. The Minister was in the disaster area together with the Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri and the Defense Forces Commander Major General Giorgi Matiashvili.

They directly inspected the fire affected area and received detailed information about the progress of the fire-fighting works from the members of the emergency staff. As Minister underlined, by the instruction of Prime Minister, he arrived at the site of disaster to evaluate the future risks and to determine if it was needed to engage the Defence Forces in the fire liquidation works.

Under the order of Georgian Prime Minister, to prevent the natural catastrophe and to carry out the anti-fireworks efficiently, Defence Forces were engaged to carry out the fire fighting works efficiently. Currently, in the disaster zone, the GDF are actively engaged in fire extinguishing works with personnel and special equipment. Fire fighting works are carried out by the personnel of the Troops Logistic Support Command, I Brigade of the Eastern Command and the Rapid Response Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Company of the Combat Engineering Battalion.


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