Massive deforestation for firewood, as well as among them wilderness protection, is happening in Ukraine, trees are felled even in the region of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
"Due to the fact that gas prices rose, the Ukrainians began to heat their homes with firewood. Now around the cities cut down trees. Environmentalists say that if this goes on, the country faces an ecological catastrophe. The first swallows ? burning of peatlands ", ? informs Ukrainian print edition.
According to the environmentalists, often trees are felled for firewood in the Chernobyl area of alienation." It's no secret that wood being taken from the Chernobyl zone. Also illegal cutting in national parks, recently destroyed then 1 million 360 thousand Cubic meters of forest. I know that cut down the oaks in Alexandria Park in Bila Tserkva ", ? says the Director of the Kiev ecological and cultural center Vladimir Boreyko. Review Boreyko, the authorities have now untied the hands of poachers." You can tell that the Cabinet was allowed to cut down trees. In fact more than a year no one had inspected or checked the forest, for this reason, all and Sundry have the ability to cut trees. Only in protected sites per year harvested 1 million cubic metres of trees. The most critical situation ? in Western Ukraine, in Kyiv, Kharkiv regions, in Polesie", - has explained to the ecologist. It is noted that now in the Internet there appeared a lot of advertisements for the sale of firewood. For example, in the Kiev region seven to eight cubic meters of pine wood Can be bought for 2, 5 thousand UAH (110 USD). This is enough to heat the house for one and a half months. Better and longer burning oak, but is more expensive ? 3-3, 5 thousand UAH (131-153 dollar). In the Lviv region six cubes are already 4, 5 thousand Hryvnia (about $ 200). Offer firewood and from Slavyansk, Price six cubes of wood is 2, 4 thousand UAH ($105). In Dnipropetrovsk region six cubic meters of firewood worth 5 thousand Hryvnias (220 dollars). On Tuesday, the press service of "Kyivenergo" said that in Kiev now about 165 homes still remain without heat. Remember, Ukraine has become a leader in the pace of increase of tariffs for gas for inhabitants among European countries. Over the past year, rates have increased in the country in national currency five times. The growth of prices for communal services in Ukraine was a direct consequence of the conditions raised the country's international monetary Fund.