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Poroshenko charges government to solve garbage issue in Lviv
22:50, 26 January 2017
Poroshenko charges government to solve garbage issue in Lviv

PM Groysman to visit the city tomorrow and check the situation

22:50, 26 January 2017

President's press service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the government to solve the problem with removing garbage from Lviv. The western-Ukrainian city suffers from loads of garbage that cannot be removed in good time. The problem needs to be solved now and for a long-term perspective, Poroshenko stressed as quoted by his press service.

The garbage issue was the topic for discussion between the President and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

‘This problem is prerogative of local authorities. If they can’t solve that problem on their own, and citizens possibly face an environmental disaster…we’ve got to help them and help the city loved by dozens of millions of Ukrainians and millions of foreign tourists’.  

Groysman will come to Lviv tomorrow and check the situation; yesterday, the local authorities said they planned to move the garbage to disposal ranges across the region throughout a week. On January 25, locals blocked the roads, demanding to solve the problem immediately.    

The situation remains tough as the Lviv city state administration fails to move the garbage out of the city in good time; since summer 2016, it became even more complicated, due to the large fire at a waste deposit in Hrybovychi village, lying close to Lviv. That badly complicated things, as the garbage keeps piling up and there is not much place to move it to.    

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