The police opened a case on the criminal code on the fact of fire in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, said at the main unit of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kiev region.
"upon a fire opened criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 245 (destruction or damage of objects of the vegetable world) of the Criminal code of Ukraine ", - quotes the letter of the Ministry of internal Affairs, RIA " Novosti ".
remember, a forest fire in the area of alienation broke out Tuesday afternoon on an area of about 320 hectares. To destroy it attracted more than 300 people And 51 of the vehicles, as well as among them airplanes And helicopters. On Wednesday morning, Ukrainian rescuers stopped the spread of fire, but extinguishing of fires continues. In the main versions of the origin of the strongest for the last 23 years of a forest fire in the area near exclusion of the Chernobyl NPP of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine considers arson. Acting Head of civil service of Ukraine for emergency situations of the Zoryan Shkiriak said that the radiation background in the forests of the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in normal, the situation with the elimination of fire has improved significantly. According to him, the foci of the open top of the fire is almost gone, there are separate tipping on young trees, but they are minor And are associated with wind gusts. In addition, a large area corruption continues burnt grass And trees. Minister of emergency situations of the Republic Vladimir Vashchenko also said that the excessive levels of radiation within Belarus after the fire in the vicinity of Chernobyl is not documented. However, the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov said that the Russian Federation quickly made the offer Ukraine help in extinguishing the fire near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant And even led to the preparedness of the aircraft, but the help was not needed, because the fire was quickly contained. The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova in its ocherd said a wildfire in the Chernobyl area in Ukraine has not caused deterioration of the radiation background on the Russian territory.