Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk demands an
investigation of criminal cases and bringing to justice those responsible for
the arson of forests, which cause damage worth hundreds of millions for the
Ukrainian economy. Appropriate instructions were given by the PM on Friday,
August 14, during a meeting of the State Commission on technogenic and environmental
safety and emergencies.
"Unless criminal proceedings have been completed and
relevant documents have been sent to courts, in particular in the areas where arsons
occur, unless those guilty are impleaded, all our persuasions
not to set forests on fire will be in vain", stressed the Head of
Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the Ministry of Internal
Affairs jointly with the regional offices and the law enforcement agencies to
provide a report containing the list of instituted criminal proceedings, those
sent to court and information about necessary measures to ensure the
prosecution of persons guilty of arson.
"I reiterate it causes a damage worth hundreds of
millions for the Ukrainian economy", summed up the Prime Minister.