In the Rivne region introduced a special unit of «Dnipro 1» in the area of illegal mining of amber, where in recent time we have noticed the massive collision of the local population with police officers.
On Thursday 7 April said at a special briefing the head of the National police in Rivne oblast Sergey Knyazev, UNIAN reports.
Now, according to him, the special unit is in Sarnensky district.
The chief police did not specify the purpose of arrival of special forces in Rivne region.
«The specific unit came to us. It performs the tasks set operational headquarters. This task is an operational issue. Comment prompt action makes no sense,» — said Knyazev.
Note that yesterday, on April 6, the new head of the Rivne police Sergey Knyazev expressed the hope that the illegal extraction of amber in the area can be overcome without the involvement of the National guard of Ukraine. Meanwhile it became known that the Rivne regional Council refused seven entrepreneurs in granting permits for development and production of amber, who recently filed an application.
As reported, on March 30 during the development of the territory of the Sarnensky district in the tract «Smietnik» near the village of klesiv, Sarny employees of the special forces branch of the Department of the state of emergency in Rivne oblast, the local Prosecutor’s office, inter-district Department of the SBU in the area and geleshan found places illegal production of amber. At the entrance to the tract of nearly a thousand people in balaclavas and camouflage uniforms, armed with wooden bats, stones and sticks, blocked the road with fallen trees and showed resistance to employees of law enforcement agencies. An angry crowd began to throw rocks and things to shoot from an unidentified weapon, as well as to call for bodily harm to law enforcement officers and causing damage to official vehicles.
Only after the use by police of special means of protection, including the traumatic weapon, managed to appease disgruntled diggers of amber. Later, however, the crowd approached the armored car, after which the diggers had again rebelled. Subsequently, the police managed to negotiate a settlement of the conflict and unblock the path. The collision injured 10 police officers, 5 employees of the special forces and the rest of Sarny police Department.
We will remind, earlier reported that in Rivne oblast in clashes with amber diggers injured seven police officers. We will add that on 14 March an armed clash took place between residents of two villages in this area, as a result, according to preliminary data, three people were injured, also were more than 10 victims. The police said that the conflict related to the illegal extraction of amber in the area.
On 16 March the head of the Rivne regional state administration Vitaliy Chuhunnykov urged the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov to enter into the region of National guard units to combat the illegal extraction of amber.
In Rivne in the area of illegal mining of amber has introduced a special unit of «Dnipro 1» 07.04.2016