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Ukraine’s State Emergency Service warns of extraordinary level of fire danger

Source : 112 Ukraine

The threat is being forecasted in most eastern regions of Ukraine
14:48, 26 May 2020

Photo of fires in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone
AP

Today, on May 26, an extraordinary level of fire danger is being observed. This was reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service.

"On May 26, there is an extraordinary level of fire danger in most eastern districts, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions," the statement said.

It was not so ago when Ukraine was persistently fighting the fires in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and Zhytomyr region.

Related: Ukrainian govt to allocate $1,6 million to deal with consequences of fires in Zhytomyr region

As we reported earlier, experts of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) insist that Ukraine needs a national strategy of preservation of biodiversity and habitat.

"The country should obligatory deal with the protection of life and health of people but it is equally important to keep the plant and animal species, which disappear irrevocably. Thus, the illegal hunting and trade of rare animal species thrive in Ukraine. Such a trade becomes one of the most profitable businesses in the world – it takes the third of fourth place after drug, arms, and human trafficking. Our country does not stay aside. Besides, during the past years, the number of human interventions in different ecosystems has increased. They build highways with fences; the animals are isolated and deprived of the possibility to move freely and interbreed for multiplication,” the ecologists say.

Related: Fires, smog, water deficit: Ukraine needs saving its ecology, - WWF

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