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Helicopters of the Armed Forces are now helping in Slovenia – 5 minutes – News and current affairs

Helicopters of the Armed Forces are now helping in Slovenia – 5 minutes – News and current affairs



Posted on 08/10/2023 17:55

From Wednesday, the two army helicopters, in close coordination with the Slovenian Armed Forces’ Crisis Coordination, can rescue people from rooftops or deliver food to isolated cities. The base of operations for the S-70 “Black Hawk” helicopter and the AB-212 transport aircraft to assist in Slovenia is the helicopter base in Klagenfurt. “The situation in Austria is still tragic, 200 soldiers are still fighting in Carinthia and Styria against the consequences of floods and storms. Unfortunately, our neighbor Slovenia has been hit harder Defense Minister Claudia Tanner (ÖVP).

107 soldiers were also deployed to Styria

Tanner also confirmed that relief and rescue operations in Austria would continue smoothly and that more reserves were available locally. “The situation currently shows us that flood levels are slowly receding and our needs are currently fully covered,” explains the Minister of Defense. in Styria It has been increased from 70 troops to 107 task forces. They stabilize landslides in Bad Gleichenberg and Gnas, work on windbreaks in Pirching am Taubenberg and help in the Feldbach district with rock, rubble and mud removal.

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