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Putin signs law instituting common emergency call number ‘112’

File Photo of Policeman with Bullhorn and Disaster Victims Wrapped in Blankets

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the common emergency telephone number “112.”

The new law amends Article 11 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Population and Territories from Natural and Manmade Disasters” and Article 22 of the Federal Law “On Fire Security,” the Kremlin said on its website.

The common emergency call number 112 will be accepted by all local telephone networks in the event of fires or other emergencies.

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