Deposits of amber in Volyn region are estimated at $4 billion, informed governor of Volyn region Volodymyr Hunchyk in an interview to Tyzhden (Week).
“We have deposits of amber that amount to $4 billion at market prices. The discovered deposits are protected by law enforcement and activists. Efforts to illegally extract amber are successfully suppressed by authorities of different levels”, - Hunchyk explained.
He pointed out that the fact that authorities are doing everything to prevent illegal extraction of amber, these are just preventive measures. In order to solve the problem, Ukraine needs a legitimate market of amber.