Since April 4, the forests in the Chernobyl have been burning. About 400 firefighters, two helicopters and another 100 units of equipment are used to prevent the spread of fire.
The main reason of such situation is arson of dry leaves and grass. However, the government didn’t take any measures to prevent the spread of fires. Now the situation in the country is critical.
Fires are recorded almost throughout the country: the forest burns in the Chernihiv and Lviv regions, the valley of daffodils in Transcarpathia is destroyed, as well as 10 hectares of territory in Lower Dniester National Nature Park. The most vulnerable are coniferous young plants in Polisia and forests in the south and east of Ukraine.
That happens because of irresponsible people massively setting dry vegetation in the fields and gardens on fire. Another reason is the lack of snow cover and poor precipitation.
In addition, while burning tons of plants about nine kilograms of hazardous compounds fall into the air: dust, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, etc.
The authorities did nothing to prevent a critical situation. In EU countries, organic waste is composted, while Ukraine still doesn’t practice this method. Plus, the fine for arson of dry grass in Ukraine is only 170 UAH.
The climate of Ukraine is becoming arid. This means that in the future fires may become more uncontrolled and dangerous. The Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people must draw the right conclusions, otherwise we ourselves will make our land uninhabitable to live.