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June 11, Prime Minister of Ukraine and NSDC Secretary inspected the situation at the place of massive blaze in Kyiv region
12.06.2015 | 10:27
PRESS SERVICE OF THE STATE SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin inspected the territory of BRSM fuel depot, which is now controlled by the rescuers, and inspected the process of fire suppression as of 21 o’clock, June 11.

“I instruct the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to prosecute people who are guilty of this emergency situation has occurred. First and foremost, these are the director of the depot and the engineer, as well as those who gave permission for the construction of the particular fuel depot,” said Prime Minister of Ukraine.

He also assured that the Government of Ukraine would provide guaranteed financial assistance to the families of victims.

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, in the process of liquidation of the blaze at the fuel depot the SES rescuers showed courage in extinguishing the fire and did everything possible to contain the fire, even at the cost of their own lives (three firefighters were killed in an accident).

“The emergency situation in the Kyiv region has disclosed a number of problem issues. In particular, the vicinity of military bases and petrol depots. Therefore, the relevant authorities should carry out an inspecting of all military arsenals regarding safety of the placement,” said Oleksandr Turchynov.

In turn, Chairman of the SES Nicholay Chechiotkin reported that 3 tanks with a capacity of 900 cubic meters were still burning, the situation was under control. There have been organized 3 operational areas: constant measurements of air, water underway and the level of pollution is fixed. Now all the indicators are within norm, negative impact on the ecological situation is absent.

“The mobile rescue center organized withdrawal of 13 oxygen and 2 gas tanks to prevent their explosion. We continue to work around the clock,” explained Nicholay Chechiotkin.

 

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