Trump offers Putin help in extinguishing wildfires

Trump offers Putin help in extinguishing wildfires

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered help in extinguishing wildfires in Siberia in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service said.

The telephone conversation was held tonight upon the U.S. initiative. 

Putin expressed sincere gratitude to Trump "for such attentive attitude, for offering help and support, noting that Russia will accept the offer if needed.

According to the Kremlin press service, Putin told Trump that an effective aviation group has been set up in Siberia for combating wildfires, TASS reported.

According to the Aerial Forest Protection Service, as of July 31 wildfires are blazing on the territory of nearly 2.8 mln hectares in the control zone.