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First Russian water bomber lands in Athens

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A Russian water-dropping Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft landed in Athens International Airport late Tuesday. 

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir accepted a Greek request for assistance to battle the massive wildfires that have ravaged several areas of the country this month.

Moscow has agreed to send one more Ilyushin Il-76 plane and two Mil Mi-8 helicopters. 

The second Ilyushin Il-76 will be stationed in Thessaloniki in northern Greece.