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Ukrainian National Guard conducts anti-sabotage operation due to forest fires

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Exclusion Zone, law enforcers stopped the attempt of new arson of forest
14:10, 20 April 2020

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

In the Chornobyl zone, National Guard stopped the attempt of a new arson of the forest and put out the fire. Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"Yesterday, during an evening monitoring flight in the Chernobyl zone, four such" phenomena "were found on an area of ​​about 100 m. It’s good that there were forces nearby and were able to quickly put out," the message said.

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He said that due to the snowless winter, forest, especially coniferous, litter is easily vulnerable to fires.

"All this, of course, is an opportunity for villains and provocateurs. Someone wants to spoil life in the country, someone wants to hide their dirty deeds with fire. We understand this very clearly. And we don’t intend to put up - we take measures. I ask everyone who has at least some information - call the police," Avakov wrote.

According to him, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has already created a special group to combat arson, and the National Guard has launched an anti-sabotage operation. Avakov also said that in the Chornobyl zone there are now four small problematic hotbeds of fire, one of which was able to be localized, and two of the four active hotbeds were localized in the Zhytomyr zone. The Minister noted that the extinguishing of the fire is complicated by a strong gusty wind.

As we reported before, in the Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions, the extinguishing of individual fire centers continues, the radiation background in Kyiv is within the normal range and does not exceed natural background values

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