EU ready to support Ukraine in combating Chornobyl fires, - ambassador

Source : 112 Ukraine

Overall, more than 570 people have been engaged in the extinguishing of wildfires in the Exclusion Zone
08:06, 21 April 2020


The European Union is ready to support Ukraine in its fight against the fires in the Chornobyl zone. This was stated by Ukraine’s Ambassador to EU Mykola Tochytskyi on his Twitter page.

According to him, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič stated that the EU would continue monitoring the situation and remained ready to assist until the fires were put out completely.

"We appreciate the readiness of EU friends to help Ukraine!", Tochytskyi stated.

Related: Fires in Chornobyl zone are extinguished in territory of five forestries, - State Emergency Service

As we reported earlier, yesterday, on April 20, National Guard of Ukraine stopped the attempt of a new arson of the forest in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

"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," Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen 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.

Related: Air pollution in Kyiv not associated with fires in Chornobyl, - State Emergency Service

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