Vladimir Putin issued instructions in connection with the fire in Kemerovo 2018-03-25 20:00:00 The President was briefed about the tragedy in the Kemerovo Region. He offered his condolences to the families and friends of the fire victims and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Kemerovo Region Governor Aman Tuleyev have provided detailed information about the tragedy to the President. Vladimir Putin instructed the Emergencies Minister to fly to the site of the tragedy and to take measures to mobilise the necessary forces as well as equipment for dealing with it. Additional ministry forces and equipment, including robots and drones, will be dispatched to the site from Krasnoyarsk and Moscow. The President also issued instructions regarding assistance to the victims’ families and provision of the necessary medical services.