The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (hereinafter
- SESU) pursuant to the Government decision from tomorrow
begins large-scale inspections of public places in order
to verify compliance with safety norms, first
of all, fire
safety. This was stated by
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman on the results of
the meeting with the Head of the State Emergency
Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin.
"The approved decision allows to carry
out checks of all public
places, primarily, cinemas, shopping malls, schools, kindergartens. In full synergy with
local authorities, this should be
done as quickly
as possible and in future
the said measures should be carried out
systematically", the Head of Government stressed.
The Prime Minister emphasized inspections cannot be an instrument
of pressure, but should be
aimed at ensuring safety of citizens.
"We do not need
fine sanctions, we need the
safety of people. It is
important for us to conduct
prompt inspections, to give recommendations,
and to ensure
If someone in pursuit of
an additional hryvnia wants to
expand premises with additional construction that hinder evacuation
plan, they must be brought
to responsibility. I would like to
ensure parents with children could
visit entertaining centers safely and without fear
and could let their children
go to the
cinema without thoughts that something
could happen there", Volodymyr Groysman
In his turn, the Head
of the SESU confirmed that the inspections will begin tomorrow,
March 30, and will be held
in all public
places in the
format of additional training of staff.
"We are to have
a hard-line stance if we see
serious violations", Mykola Chechotkin stressed.
gratitude for this tough position,
we are moving
in this direction.
I would ask for a civilized, qualitative, demanding and public inspections, and make information available to the public",
the Prime Minister added.
On March 28, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman commissioned the State Emergency
Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Regional Development,
Building, Housing and Utilities of
Ukraine and other state authorities
to carry out a thorough inspection of public
places, schools, and shopping centers
in order to verify compliance
with fire safety norms. The
Head of Government
made this statement during a CMU session in the
context of events in the
Russian city of Kemerovo, where
on March 25, a fire, that swept
through one of the shopping
malls, killed dozens
of people, mostly children.
The Prime Minister stressed such events should
be prevented, hence this requires
a control system.