The President asked Mr Shoigu about preparations for providing humanitarian assistance to refugees in connection with the situation in Iraq.
Mr Shoigu reported that the first stage of the humanitarian operation to help people who will arrive via the Kermanshah-Baghdad highway has begun. A hospital with complete logistical support for 5,000 people will be opened in a five-kilometre zone on the Iraqi side of the border. The equipment for the second and third stages of the operation will be placed there. Refugee camps are being constructed on the Turkish side.
During the second stage, two hospitals and one camp for 5,000 people will be opened on the Kermanshah-Baghdad highway. More than 100 Russian specialists will take part in the humanitarian operation.