The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed and stopped the large-scale theft of forest resources in Mokryansky and Velykobereznyansky state forestries in the Zakarpattia region. This was reported by the press service of the SBU.
According to preliminary data of the investigation, officials of the Mokryansky forestry allowed unauthorized felling of valuable trees on the territory of the state enterprise.
According to environmental experts, the illegal activities of the defendants caused damage to the state's environmental fund by more than $160,000. Three officials of the state forestry, including the acting director, were informed about the suspicion of committing a crime.
"In Velykobereznyansky forestry, employees of the state enterprise facilitated illegal logging in the territories of the forest fund entrusted to them for further sale of state forest to commercial structures for almost 18,000 dollars," the department notes.
Bringing to justice all those involved in illegal activity continues.
Both facts were exposed together with investigators of the Lviv Department of the State Bureau of Investigation under the procedural guidance of the Zakarpattia Regional Prosecutor's Office.
As it was reported earlier, the State Security Service exposed large-scale theft of forests in amount of $519,000 in Transcarpathia.