Russia’s emergency situations minister Vladimir Puchkov heads a conference call with representatives of Egypt and St. Petersburg to discuss the plane crash in Egypt, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has yet to respond to an offer by Russia to dispatch massive water bombers and fire fighting specialists to battle the growing inferno around Fort McMurray, Alta.
The proposal was made late last week by Vladimir Puchkov, the Russian minister of emergency measures.
A spokesman for Russia’s embassy in Ottawa, Kirill Kalinin, said Sunday that they continue to stand “ready to help …read more