The Ukrainian government temporarily banned visits to forests and plantations due to the high risk of fire due to the steady hot weather, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov at a meeting of the pre-election congress of the ruling Party of Regions.
"In the next 10 days, the forecast meteorologist, develops fires. Government decided to close down for a visit woodlands, forests and so on. Necessary instructions given law enforcement bodies, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Civil Service Forest" — said Azarov.
He drew attention to the congress of leaders of local authorities to pay special attention to this issue. "We need to block all entrances into the forest and put the posts. I pray that everything is done and controlled" — the Prime Minister added.
In Ukraine since the beginning of the week established hot weather. Daytime temperatures exceed 30 degrees, and in some regions up to 35 degrees. Therefore arise periodically fires in forests, in particular, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine is still not able to extinguish the fire which started on Monday in the woods near Yalta, which has spread over an area of two hectares.