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Black logger caught red-handed in Shatsk National Park

Katerina Belousova

The violator faces a fine or imprisonment for 6 months

In Volyn, in the Shatsk National Nature Park near the village of Ostrovia, forestry workers found a black logger cutting trees with a chainsaw.

The offender was a 49-year-old resident of the Kovel district, the Main Department of the National Police in the Volyn region reports.

It is noted that officers of the Anykhol police arrived at the scene. The police seized a chainsaw, stump cuts, and cut trees from the scene.

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"According to this fact, investigative information was entered into the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations under part 1 of Art. 246 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. We are talking about illegal felling of the forest," the report said.

The press service emphasized that the black logger faces a fine or arrest for up to six months, or up to three years of restriction of liberty or imprisonment. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

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Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Volyn, in a forest near the road at the entrance to the village of Shatsk, an improvised dump with medical drugs and household waste, in particular plastic bottles, dishes and other waste, was discovered.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, in the Chernivtsi region, the police informed the head of one of the railway stations, who arbitrarily destroyed trees worth more than 1 million UAH, of suspicion of committing a criminal offense.

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