There is smoldering and smoke in the Denisovets, Parishiv and Kotovsk forests.
As of August 28, there are three sources of ignition in the Exclusion Zone, no open burning is observed.
This is stated in a message on the Facebook page of the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management.
“Smog has surrounded Kyiv region, and residents of the capital and neighboring areas complain of the smell of burning. However, this is not related to the foci of ignition in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, which were recorded in the border areas on August 24, 2022 by NASA FIRMS satellites,” the State Agency assured .
It is noted that fog is currently observed in the Kyiv region – an atmospheric phenomenon that consists in the deterioration of the meteorological visibility range in the lower layer of the atmosphere due to elevated particles of dust, smoke and fire.
“As of August 28, 2022, there are 3 ignition sources out of 4 in the Exclusion Zone. There is no open burning, only smoldering and smoke in the Denisovets, Parishiv and Kotovsk forests,” the post says.
As UNIAN reported, earlier today, August 28, the Kyiv City State Administration reported that a peat fire had occurred in the Vyshgorod district of the Kyiv region. Residents of Kyiv were advised to close their windows and limit their time outside.
The State Emergency Service stated that fog is observed in Kyiv and the region, but this phenomenon is not abnormal or dangerous. According to the Ukrhydrometeorological Center, as of 19:00, the territory of Ukraine was in a low-gradient field with weak wind and low humidity.
Later, the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Oleksandr Krasnolutsky, noted that there is a recorded excess of air pollution in Kyiv, but “there is no need to worry.”
“As of today, peat bogs are burning both in the Buchansk district and in the Vyshgorod district. The State Emergency Service is working. There is a slight excess of air pollution, but there is no need to worry,” he said.
A representative of the ministry reminded that local residents are advised to close windows, spend less time outdoors and drink more water.
“This applies more to the Obolonskyi district, it concerns the Troyeschyna, it concerns the Desnyanskyi district. There is some excess of air pollution there,” said Krasnolutskyi.
According to him, the State Emergency Service “reassures and says that the situation is under control, nothing terrible will happen.” “They promise to put out the fires in the near future,” added the representative of the ministry.
It is assumed that by the morning of August 29, air quality in Kyiv will already improve.
Krasnolutsky also explained that fires on peat bogs occur due to heat.
In addition, the deputy minister assured that the radiation background in Kyiv is normal.
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