The state border service of Ukraine informs about the increase in the number of attempts of illegal export of amber from Ukraine, said on Thursday at a press conference the spokesman of the state border service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan.
before referring to the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wishes in September to sign up to the Parliament To approve the necessary laws To allow mining of amber in the country.
"in General for 2015 guards in 46 cases already identified 635 kilograms solar stone. For comparison, during 2014 were found only 295 pounds, " - said Slobodyan.
Illegal extraction of amber local residents have long flourished in Rivne, Zhytomyr regions and other Central-Western regions of Ukraine. The problem before was the head of the country Petro Poroshenko, which in July asked in a persistent form from law enforcement for 2 weeks to establish the optimal stopping smuggling of amber.
Ukraine occupies one of leading places in the world reserves of amber, the proportion of gem quality stones is 25%, whereas in Poland and Russia - 10-15%. Small depth leads to the fact that the cost of production of Ukrainian raw amber 20-40% lower in Kaliningrad.