Fires in the Zhytomyr region arose as a result of a strong dry wind, which cut off the electrical wires, but there are facts that suggest that this was a deliberate arson. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said this during a meeting of the operational headquarters in Ovruch, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
“First of all, fires arose as a result of a strong dry wind that cut off the electric wires. However, we have certain facts that give reason to believe that there was a deliberate arson,” he said.
At the same time, the minister emphasized that carelessness towards nature cannot be ruled out.
As we reported before, the chairman of the State Emergency Service, Mykola Chechotkin, states air pollution in Kyiv is not related to fires in the Chernobyl zone. He said this during a daily meeting chaired by the President of Ukraine
According to Chechotkin, the radiation background in the Exclusion Zone, Kyiv and the region is within normal limits and does not exceed normal values.