As Obama is busy scolding the media to properly investigate Donald Trump, the Russians are reaching out to Canada to offer their help in fighting the Fort MacMurray fire.
In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to “immediately” send emergency aircraft to help battle the blazes that have spread through Alberta’s north throughout the week.
A spokesperson for Goodale confirmed that the letter was received last week, and told VICE News that — thus far — Russia is the only country to reach out.
“The Government of Canada does have a mechanism in place for mutual firefighting support with other nations, including some specific agreements,” the spokesperson said in an email. “Canada does not have a formal arrangement with Russia for this purpose.
“We will review the offer received from the Russian Federation and will respond to them in due course.”