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Shoigu instructed in the shortest possible time to restore the building on Znamenka
From: Vesti.ru, April 3, 201619:48
– “Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed in the shortest possible time to restore the building of the defense Ministry on Znamenka street in Moscow, where the fire occurred. It is reported TASS with reference to the Russian defense Ministry.
Shoigu thanked the emergency workers who “selflessly and promptly” liquidated a fire.
As previously reported, in the old building of the defense Ministry, a fire broke out. Burned floors from the third to the fifth floor. The area of the fire amounted to 3.5 thousand square meters.
Currently, fire crews are engaged in pouring the slabs. The defense Minister also instructed to rate the degree of damage to the building and promised that his historic appearance will be preserved.
The building of the defense Ministry on Znamenka street was built in the XVIII century and was rebuilt several times. The modern look found in the 40-ies of the last century.“
Smoke in defense ministry’s building in Moscow localized
From: TASS, April 03, 12:08 updated at: April 03, 13:35 UTC+3
– “MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. The fire has spread to all floors of the defense ministry’s building in Moscow, law enforcers told TASS on Sunday.
“The fire in the old five-storey building in Znamenka has spread to all the floors,” the source said. “More than 30 fire and rescue teams are called to the site.”
Earlier on Sunday, the ministry’s press service said smoke in a building of the Russian Defense Ministry in central Moscow is localized, the reason could be a short circuit in the cabling.
“Today, at about 10 in the morning, smoke was located in a technical room of the administrative building in Znamenka, which is under repairing now,” the press service said. “The fire brigades, which arrived to the building, localized the smoke. No victims there.”.
Fire that broke out in one of the buildings of the defense ministry has been put out, Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.
Fire fighters are now washing down internal structures and premises, he said.
“Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has set a task to assess damage done to the building, in particular to its support structures. Sergei Shoigu issued an order to restore the building as soon as possible and preserve its historical appearance,” he said.“