Moldova has set up its own emergency services department, which has been tasked with ensuring safety in the capital.
The new minister, Andrey Zhurov, told state media on Monday that the new department was designed to help Moldova cope with the threat of a “dirty bomb”.
The ministry has two key responsibilities: to ensure the safety of Moldova, as well as the safety and security of its citizens.
“Moldova is not alone,” Mr Zhurof told the state-owned RTS television.
Moldovan police have also started a campaign to warn people of a possible “dirty explosion”, urging them to take a walk to avoid being affected by the gas leak, the RTS reported.
A Moldovan woman takes a photo of her house as the government prepares to set up an emergency services in the country’s capital of Moldovia, Minsk on September 19, 2020.
Source: AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky Minsk is a picturesque town with a population of about 7,000 people, situated in the easternmost part of Moldovan territory.
The capital, a city of some 5 million people, is the capital of a large region of Moldavia, and is the centre of Moldavian society.
Minsk sits in the heart of Moldava, a country of some 8 million people.
The Moldavians are proud of their historical heritage, and the country has always been known for its unique blend of culture and language.
But in recent years, the country also suffered a series of political and economic crises, particularly since the end of the communist rule in 1989.
Many Moldovans believe that the government, led by President Gennady Zyuganov, has failed to adequately protect their citizens and has failed in its duty to help them in times of emergency.
In the wake of the 2016 Moldovan earthquake, Mr Zyugangv said the government had begun to look at a range of options, including creating a specialised emergency response unit, which would have been used to address disasters in other regions of the country.
But the new emergency department, Mr Zhuravsky said, would be a separate unit that would work solely to ensure that Moldovias people, including the city’s residents, were protected.
Mr Zhurovev, who is also the head of the Moldovan Ministry of Culture, said the ministry would set up a number of other emergency services, including an “anti-terrorist centre”, an ambulance service, a rescue and rescue assistance department, an ambulance and medical units, and a “fire brigade”.
“We have decided to set aside the first three departments,” Mr Zurov said.
He said that in the event of a disaster, the ministry had already identified “two key areas” that it would monitor and ensure safety in: “the capital and the rural areas”, and “the area around the capital and near the borders”.
Mossad-controlled airspace in the area around Minsk was also being monitored by the ministry, he added.
“We will be working in a phased manner to ensure our people are safe,” he said.