President Vladimir Putin instructed to organize assistance to victims of the fire at the Listvyazhnaya mine and expressed his condolences to the families of the miners who died. As reported by Interfax, said the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov.
“The President gave the necessary instructions to the head of the region, the heads of the ministry to organize all the necessary assistance to the victims and to make the maximum possible efforts to continue the rescue operation,” Peskov said.
“President Putin deeply condolences to the families of those miners who already understand that they have died. We hope that we will be able to save those who are down there, underground, ”continued Peskov.
He also said that the president will receive information about the situation at the mine during the day, the governor of the Kemerovo region Sergey Tsivilev and the acting head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Alexander Chupiryan will report to him.
“He will receive reports during the day. He agreed that Tsivilev will inform him further and Chupriyan, after he conducts a reconnaissance on the spot, will also report to the head of state, ”Peskov said.