September 3, 2015. The forest near Kyiv was set on fire deliberately, said Mykola Chechetkin, Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine at press conference in Kyiv.

He does not exclude the possibility of political motivation of the arson, aimed to destabilize situation in society, because the forest was set on fire from four directions simultaneously.

“As of today, there are no fire fronts in Kyiv and near the city. We observe just separate seats of smoldering peat and forest litter. I presume the political motivation of the arson, because it could cause destabilization in the country,” Mykola Chechetkin said.