The law of Ukraine adopted at the end of 2019 simplified the felling of Carpathian forests – environmentalists sound the alarm

At the end of 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a draft law “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine (on the introduction of a ban on continuous felling of fir and beech forests on the mountain slopes of the Carpathian region).” Environmentalists have harshly criticized it, arguing that instead of preventing logging, it […]

The State Coinspection for 2018-2019 and for the first quarter of 2020 accrued UAH 641 million in losses caused to forestry

The State Coinspection for 2018-2019 and for the first quarter of 2020 accrued UAH 641 million in losses caused to forestry Floods in the West have raised the issue of illegal deforestation in the Carpathians. The media is discussing chairs for IKEA, made of Carpathian beech. In particular, illegal sanitary felling by the state enterprise […]

In Transcarpathia, the SBU exposed large-scale deforestation for UAH 14 million

The Security Service of Ukraine exposed and blocked the scheme of large-scale theft of state forest resources in the Zakarpattia region. According to preliminary estimates, illegal deforestation caused the state losses of almost 14 million hryvnias. The operatives of the special service also exposed the mechanism of appropriation of forest lands by the employees of […]

In the Kharkiv region, a businessman with the support of police illegally cut down forests for 300 million hryvnias

Four employees of the Valkiv OP GUNP in the region were reported on suspicion of abuse of office and assistance in deforestation (Part 3 of Article 365, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 4 of Article 246 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Also, 11 residents of Kharkiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk and Chernihiv regions were reported […]

Due to negligence in the Krasnograd forestry, oaks and pines were illegally cut down by 5.2 million hryvnias

Investigators of the Territorial Administration of the State Bureau of Investigation, located in Poltava, informed the three forest masters of the State Enterprise “Krasnograd Forestry” (Kharkiv region) of suspicion of official negligence that led to grave consequences (Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code). “The investigation found that officials did not ensure proper […]

In Ukraine, the volume of illegal logging has increased seven times – the State Forestry Agency

Illegal logging in 2019 rose to 118,000 cubic meters, almost seven times more than in 2018 (17,7 thousand cubic meters), with a total loss to the state of 814 million hryvnias. The head of the State Agency of Forest Resources Andrey Zablotsky announced this during the presentation of the agency’s 2019 public activity report. According […]

Logging was cut by UAH 2 million: Lviv officials were declared suspicious

Prosecutor’s Office of Lviv region reported suspicion of former chairman of Zhidachiv Regional State Administration and chairman of Khodorovsky District Police Department. They are accused of deforestation and misappropriation of timber worth more than UAH 2 million. According to the investigation, the head of the Zhidachiv Regional State Administration issued an illegal felling order for […]

Forestry, through illegal felling, caused damage to the forest by UAH 11 million

The official allowed to cut 9 thousand trees in the nature reserve fund. Prosecutor’s Office of Lugansk region reported suspicion to the chief forest officer of the state enterprise “Kreminsk Forestry Management” under Art. 246 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal logging) and part 3 of Art. 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine […]

The amount of UAH 1.6 million was illegally cut down in the Belotserkivshchyna

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Kyiv Region confirmed and sent to court the charges of criminal proceedings against. at. Head of a village of OTG in the Belotserkovsky district after illegal logging (Part 1 of Article 246, Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). According to the investigation, at the instruction […]