Azerbaijani and Ukrainian helicopters try to put out forest fire in Georgia
Azerbaijani and Ukrainian helicopters have joined the operation yesterday to put out the ongoing forest fires in Georgia's Samtskhe-Javakheti region.
Under the instructions of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Emergency Situations sent a specially equipped helicopter to Georgia on Aug. 30 to assist in extinguishing the forest fires in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, APA reported.
The fire has already affected around 5 hectares in the resort area of Abastumani. Pieces of equipment and one helicopter are involved in firefighting efforts by the Georgian government. Strong wind makes it difficult to put out the fire.