In Zhytomyr region, a family of businessmen will be tried for unauthorized seizure of forests zhit.gp.gov.ua

In Zhytomyr region, a family of businessmen will be tried for unauthorized seizure of forests

Anna Velyka

They are threatened with restrictions or deprivation of liberty

Prosecutors have sent to court an indictment against a family of entrepreneurs from Korostyshiv who illegally occupied a forestry land plot of almost 1 hectare located in Korostyshiv community and built a recreation center on it.

This was reported by the Zhytomyr Regional Prosecutor's Office.

In order to increase their profits, the mother, daughter-in-law, and son illegally seized forestry land on the territory of the Korostyshiv forestry in the coastal zone of the lake bordering the previously acquired land and the tourist and recreation complex, hotel, and cafe.

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In order to expand their own business, the defendants built another holiday town here, in particular, two-story houses, capital buildings with a total built-up area of ​​almost 350 m2.

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They also built piers, architectural structures, lanterns, footpaths, etc., although they did not have any permits and project documentation for construction on the lake shore. Some structures were located within the coastal protective strip of the reservoir. Prosecutors emphasized that the Land and Water Codes of Ukraine generally prohibit any construction within the coastal protection strip.

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Violators are charged under Articles 2 and 3. 197-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Arbitrary occupation of land and arbitrary construction", the sanction of which provides for restriction of liberty for a period of 2 to 4 years or deprivation of liberty for a period of up to 2 years.

In February, EcoPolitic reported that the family of scandalous Lviv businessman Ihor Hrynevych, who is under investigation, had an illegal 600 m2 mansion with a swimming pool in the middle of the forest, partially located on protected land.

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