The Kyiv authorities say, If the wind will change its direction, no major threats to Kiev in connection With the fire at the oil depot will not. Meteorologists claim that the change of wind direction in a few days is not expected.
From Monday evening at approximately 30 km from Kiev is burning oil depot, officials assured the public that there is no threat, although said the evacuation of a 2-kilometer area from the source of ignition. According to the summary data of the Ukrainian state service for emergency situations, four people were killed and 12 damaged, opened several criminal cases. On the evening of Tuesday the Ministry of internal Affairs has informed that is performed on the foam attack involved a fire team. The mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko said that the research of air at the test locations showed that hazardous substances because of a fire at the oil depot exceed the maximum permissible concentration, in places a number of restrictions.
Deputy head of Kyiv city state administration on issues of medicine Michael radutsky said reasons to wear no mask." If the wind does not change and the cloud of Vasilkov will not go in the direction of Kiev, in the capital there can be no serious consequences, "said radutsky the Ukrainian newspaper "Today" on Tuesday.
He also does not bind the excess of the concentration limits of hazardous substances in the air With the fire at the oil depot. According to him, the air in the capital has become worse because of hot weather." It's happened in previous years. Because of weather conditions, pollutants accumulate in the bottom layer of atmospheric air, " he explained.
Director of the Ukrainian hydrometeorological center Mykola Kulbida said that during the 4 days the wind direction change will not become, a danger of air pollution in Kyiv.
"The SYNOPTIC situation is such that and last Night and throughout today and over the next 4 days the wind direction change significantly will not. The air flow will be coming From the North, From the North to the South or South-West. For this reason, any threat to Kiev in contact with these residues of combustion to the atmosphere of Kiev does not happen " - said Kulbida on the air.