Russia ready to assist Azerbaijan in eliminating consequences of natural disaster
Azerbaijan, Lankaran, May 19 / Trend, P.Aliyeva /
Russia is ready to assist Azerbaijan in eliminating consequences of the natural disaster if Baku asks for help, Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin told journalists during his visit to Lankaran.
"So far, the Azerbaijani side has not asked for help from the Russian side, I think it's because the Azerbaijani side is trying to cope itself, but if there is a request, then we'll be the first who will come to help you," Dorokhin said.
In recent days, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.
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