Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to send additional forces of the interior Ministry and the national guard in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl NPP for patrolling the area in order to avoid the possibility of intentional burning of forests and peatlands.
"I instruct to send additional forces of the interior Ministry and national guard to ensure the safety and the rule of law and strengthening surveillance of the movement of people," - said Yatsenyuk on the last working day of the week at the meeting of the government Council on problems of technogenic-ecological safety and emergency situations.
As noted the head of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations Nikolay Chechetkin from the beginning of April in the Chernobyl area had 4 fire on the area of five hundred hectares. According to him such large-scale fires in the area were not recorded 19 years, there are signs that the fires occurred as a result of rich tan markings.
The fire area of 32 hectares broke out on the first day of the weekend in the apartment of forestry " Chernobyl forest ", located in the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, said before the state service of Ukraine on emergency situations of Ukraine. There was a Fire of dry grass and forest litter. On Sunday, the new source of fire was found in the area of exclusion on the area of 60 hectares burned forest.