Group of illegal amber diggers charged after Zelensky's visit to Zhytomyr region

14:40, 15 August 2019
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Law enforcers established that the criminal group had been organized by a resident of the town of Olevsk. He provided other members with motor pumps, vehicles, and tools, as reported by PGO spokesman Andriy Lysenko on Facebook.

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The group also included residents of the Olevsk district and the city of Zhytomyr aged 21 to 60 years.

The illegal diggers were exposed back in May 2019.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged heads of the Main Directorate of the National Police and the SBU Security Service of Ukraine in Zhytomyr region to quit due to the situation with illegal amber extraction across the region.

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