Four vans with garbage from Lviv’s overloaded waste deposits were arrested in Dnipro city, southeastern Ukraine. Radio Liberty reported that with the reference to the city’s police department.
The vans were on their way from Lviv to Pokrovsk, the town in Donetsk region, to leave the trash there. All four vehicles were stopped in one of Dnipro’s districts. The law enforcers and sanitary supervision control reached the site to sign relevant documents.
The police decided that the trucks will be sent back to Lviv.
Some local activists left slogans on the trucks, such as ‘Lviv trash comes home’ and ‘Sadovy, hello from Dnipro!’ (Andriy Sadovy, Lviv’s mayor, - 112 International).
In May 2016, Hrybovychi waste deposit in Lviv region went on fire, which was followed by a landslide. Three State Emergency Service workers lost their lives under the wreckage, another rescue worker went missing. Lviv city hall decided to stop using the waste deposit, which made local scavengers take the trash to other Ukrainian cities. Residents of these cities repeatedly protested against these actions.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed that Andriy Sadovy, Lviv mayor, might be removed from office – in case the official gets an indictment with accusation of negligent performance that led to fatal consequences.