President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during his working visit to Kharkiv on July 17, insisted on the immediate solution of the problem of deforestation otherwise he will fire officials responsible for this. This was reported by the press service of the president.
Director of the State Enterprise Zhovtneve Forestry Ruslan Chaharovsky reported that according to their estimates, the total damage from illegal tree felling in Zhovtneve Forestry is about 8 million dollars, and in the whole region the amount can amount to 40 million dollars.
Chaharovsky also named people involved in illegal felling of trees: Sysa, Sanin, Antypenko.
One of them is the “black lumberjack” of Kharkiv region - Director of the Hutyansk Forestry Viktor Sysa. Zelensky during the meeting called him and invited him to the President’s Office on July 18.
“I ask very much to pay special attention and solve this issue. You should sit down at one table, find out all and stop deforestation in the Kharkiv region. If you cannot do that, then other people will appear in your place," the president said.