Russian planes battle wildfires in Indonesia

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Ruptly footage shows two Russian Beriev Be-200 Amphibious aircraft fighting wildfires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday. The forest fires have been creeping closer to Gunung Leuser National Park that is home to many exotic animals, such as Sumatran tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and black gibbons. The planes were leased from the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) on October 21 following an official request by the government in Jakarta.