Julia MEADOW, “FACTS”
The Prosecutor’s office of Ivano-Frankivsk region have opened a criminal case on numerous facts of illegal logging, which could trigger catastrophic floods on the territory of the Carpathian region and neighbouring areas.
In particular, it was noted that the occurrence of anomalous rainfall led to the deaths of 3 people, flooding more than 10,000 homes, the destruction of 150 km of roads and 90 bridges, 586 damage to roads and 169 bridges, but also to the destruction of 4146 m of shore protection.
According to preliminary estimates, such large-scale effects of flooding were possible due to mass destruction of flora, deforestation, improper implementation of forest management activities and failure activities for the protection of the environment officials.
The investigation is entrusted to investigative Department of the SBU.
Deforestation in the Carpathians
We will remind, in November of 2019 Zelensky, the President signed the law, improving the system of protection of the Carpathian forests from clear-cutting. And before that, well-known Ukrainian TV presenter and traveler Dmitry Komarov was struck by the scale of deforestation in the Carpathian mountains, flying over the mountains by plane.
Photo Dronarium Ukraine