56 fires in the area of the Chernobyl exclusion of 70% arson, said the state emergency service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin.
"within the exclusion zone for the period from January this year there were 56 fires, 70% Of them are intentional arsons, writes the news Agency.- in fact the last large-scale fire being investigated ".
recall that in the Chernobyl exclusion area were initiated peat fires. On the first day of the week it was declared that the Ukrainian specialprogram to extinguish the fire at the Chernobyl Pushcha in Ukraine: per day liquidated more than 2, 6 hectares of smoldering peat, left to extinguish two localized lesion. July 1, the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia expressed readiness to provide necessary assistance to Ukraine in the organization of firefighting in Chernobyl forest. Along with this, the MOE stressed that this fire does not pose any danger to residents of border areas of Russia. On 8 may, the government of Ukraine took the initiative on the reduction of the exclusion zone to a radius of 10 km, and the remaining two-thirds of the zone to allocate a biosphere reserve. At the end of April – may the fires were also recorded under Chernobyl. In the main versions of the origin of the strongest for the last 23 years of a forest fire in the area of the disposition of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine considered arson. May 2, Ukrainian rescuers reported about a fire in the area of alienation under the Chernobyl repaid. The Chernobyl disaster occurred on 26 April 1986. Exploded the fourth unit of the plant. The total area of radioactive contamination in Ukraine in the end of the disaster amounted to 50 thousand Square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, radioactive contamination damage 19 Russian regions with the total area of about 60 thousand Square kilometers and a population of 2, 6 million people and 46, 5 thousand Square kilometers of the territory of Belarus (23% of total area).