The investigator of Ivankiv police department, as agreed by the local prosecutor’s office, reported the suspicion of a 27-year-old young man under part 1 of art 245 (Destruction or damage to plant world objects) according to the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
According to police communications department of Kyiv region, grass flooring burned in the territory of Kotovsky forests, located in the exclusion zone.
During urgent events, Ivankiv’s policemen identified a person who was involved in the fire.
Investigators believe the arsonist of convicted 27-year-old resident of the village of Rahivka. As the suspect explained to the policeman, he set fire to wild grass in several places near an abandoned local farm for fun.
As a result, an uncontrolled process of destruction by fire of vegetation, the natural state of the soil cover, microorganisms on a total area of 5 hectares of the Kotovsky forestry area arose. And the atmosphere got harmful chemical compounds.
Police will going to take a preventive measure to the suspect, the investigation is going on.
Recall that, Chernobyl exclusion zone guarded by drones.