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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Those guilty of forest arson should be prosecuted
14.08.2015 | 16:01
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

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 Government.

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.


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