09:25 27.04.2020

Onslaught of wildfires put out in Chornobyl exclusion zone - Avakov

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Onslaught of wildfires put out in Chornobyl exclusion zone - Avakov

All of the seats of fire have been extinguished in the exclusion zone near the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, while rescuers are taking efforts to put out smoldering peat bogs, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

"I together with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky inspected firefighting efforts in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. All the sources of fire were removed. Nothing is in jeopardy. Rescuers are dealing with smoldering peat bogs. The onslaught of wildfires is put out," Avakov wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening.

The Ukrainian State Emergency Situation Service, in turn, said it is assisting the State Agency for (Chornobyl) Exclusion Zone Management in firefighting efforts in the Lubiansky, Paryshivsky, Dytiatkivsky and Denysovetsky forestries.

Meanwhile, rescuers focused efforts "on containing two spots of smoldering tree stumps, remains of trees and one peat bog" in the villages of Kryva Hora and Rudka, the State Emergency Situation Service said.

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