Zelensky urges SBU, police chiefs in Zhytomyr region to quit due to situation with illegal amber extraction

15:40, 12 August 2019
Ukraine
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"I have statistics saying that the experts estimate the volume of the 'black market' of amber at $500 million a year, while the total loss is tens of billions of hryvnias," Zelensky said during a meeting on the illegal amber extraction as part of a working trip to Zhytomyr region, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The president also called on chief of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev to dismiss heads of the regional police offices in two districts of Zhytomyr region.

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