Over 800 hectares of forest burned in Kherson region in a week
During the week from April 25 to May 1, 2022, forest fires broke out on a total area of over 800 hectares in the part of Kherson region temporarily occupied by Russian troops, while the occupiers did not allow Ukrainian forestry workers to extinguish fires.
According to the Head of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine Yurii Bolokhovets, the number of fires in the region increased by 2.6 times compared to the same period in 2021, and the average fire area increased by 16 times.
“Friends, I remind you that there is now a ban on visiting the forest almost throughout the country. I ask you to refrain from walking in the forests, especially in regions that have recently been liberated from the invaders. It could cost you your life,” Bolokhovets said in the message.