Donald Trump offered to help his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to put out vast wildfires raging across Siberia, the Kremlin has revealed.
The US and Russian presidents spoke by phone at Washington’s initiative in a move Mr Putin took as a sign that damaged ties can be restored, the Kremlin said.
The fires have to spread around 3 million hectares of mostly remote forest – an area almost the size of Belgium – according to the Federal Forestry Agency.
They have spread smoke across Siberia and prompted several regions to declare states of emergency.
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