The activists chose the forest which two months ago was being cut down harshly. Though no one was caught red-handed, the suspicious felling finished following the panic caused by locals, Ukraine Today reported.

The activists estimated a total of nearly 10 cleared areas. It reminds, they say, of a special scheme popular in the villages which do not have a general plan and verge of the forest.

The chief forester says they do a legal job. Trees are cut off on a massive scale only when they are sick. New trees, for sure, are planted instead, foresters say.

Vasyl Shalamaha, chief forester of the Carpathian military forestry: "If there are damaged plants, 60% of them are subject to clean felling, to avoid propagation."

To check out if there is illegal felling in this forestry, the activists initiated environmental and military prosecutor inspection. Their conclusions are still to come.

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