Russia offers assistance to countries affected by hurricane Erma

Russia has offered to help the United States, as well as France and Cuba, to remove the consequences of hurricane Erma, Russian Emergency Minister Vladimir Butchekov said Wednesday.

“The Russian Emergency Ministry is ready to offer any help and support if a request is made to the Russian government,” he said in a press statement reported by the Russian news agency Sputnik.

“We have offered practical assistance to the United States within the framework of bilateral government relations and agreements, and our partners are still working on these issues,” he said.

The hurricane is one of the strongest hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly a century and is expected to be the second major hurricane to hit the United States in two weeks after Hurricane Harvey. The current cyclone has caused destruction and casualties. The emergency system has been announced in several countries Caribbean and Florida.

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