The national police of Ukraine together with security Service of Ukraine is studying all the cases of arson grass and forests in the country to establish a possible relationship between the actions of different groups of arsonists, said the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko.
“We celebrate the fact that too many fires this year, despite the comfortable weather conditions. So now the analysis and superimposition of the facts of the arson on the map with analysis data that we have on the cameras, according to witnesses,” he said in the TV channel “Ukraine is 24”.
He noted that he was already detained several groups of arsonists involved in the fires in Kiev region.
“They, however, say that it was an unintentional action that just wanted to look at the fire, but analyzed all of their contacts, in order to determine whether it was an intentional act different, or do it piecemeal. I think that by the end of this week we will see the full picture,” – said Gerashchenko.
If it is proved the coherence of the arsonists, they will be prosecuted under article 113 of the Criminal code (sabotage). To them threatens till 8 years of imprisonment.
“So now the police together with the security Service of Ukraine collects evidence on all cases of fire – what are the cases of the actions of the peasants who set fire to the grass in order to facilitate agricultural work, and we think it’s arson because it can not be that in the middle of the forest, no zippers, no break power lines and starts a fire,” – said Gerashchenko.
As reported, according to the state service for emergency situations, as of 7:00 April 20 in the Chernobyl exclusion zone rescuers extinguish fires in the territory Korogodsky, Lubyanka, Presevska, Decadesago and Denisovskogo forestry.
“The main focus is on localization of the 4 cells (S. Korogod, S. Rassokha, Krivaya Gora and S. Rud’ky – S. Buriakivka) smoldering stumps, wood residues and peat in single cells, burnt by fire”, – is told in the message.
SES also provides assistance to employees of timber enterprises on the territory of 4 forestries Zhytomyr region (SE “Ovruch LG”, “Ovruch SLG”, “Slovechansko LH” and “Slovechansko forestry APK”) to extinguish separate pockets of smouldering grass decking, stumps and wood.