Ukraine politicians manipulate environmental issues, exploiting them as PR stunts – media Ecology issues remain unresolved, turning into gibberish.
14:00, 09 June 2020
Ukraine loses 6,000 ha of forests in four regions over illegal amber extraction Environmentalists say the amber extraction areas have turned into an environmental disaster zone.
13:50, 05 June 2020
Rada passes bill regulating amber mining The new legislation criminalizes illegal extraction of minerals.
23:20, 19 December 2019
Polish border guards detain two Ukrainians for amber smuggling Over 103 kilograms of amber worth about EUR 50,000 and 4,000 packs of cigarettes worth EUR 13,000 have been seized.
13:20, 15 December 2019
Most Ukrainians support de-shadowing of amber mining – poll The study was conducted by the Razumkov Center on September 6-11.
15:51, 19 September 2019
Polish anti-graft agency says two Ukrainians detained for amber smuggling identify as "security operatives" In total, six people were nabbed during the raid.
13:20, 15 September 2019
Zelensky submits bill on criminal liability for illegal amber extraction Maximum sentence provided is seven years if grand-scale damage is inflicted.
21:10, 04 September 2019
Group of illegal amber diggers charged after Zelensky's visit to Zhytomyr region The group was exposed back in May 2019.
14:40, 15 August 2019
National Police chief offers solution to illegal mining of amber in Ukraine The national budget loses about UAH 600,000, or US$23,900, per tonne of illegally mined amber.
22:59, 12 August 2019
Zelensky urges SBU, police chiefs in Zhytomyr region to quit due to situation with illegal amber extraction The president also called on a chief of the National Police to dismiss heads of the regional police offices in two districts of Zhytomyr region.
15:40, 12 August 2019
FT: Amber growth turns red as oversupply knocks value Fast fashion and a more discerning Chinese buyer dent demand for the semi-precious gem.
19:02, 03 June 2019
SBU seizes 6.5 tonnes of amber from illegal "factory" in Odesa region (Photo) The suspect organized an illegal chain involving illegal amber processing and further smuggling out of Ukraine.
21:20, 13 February 2019
Show me the amber
17:50, 01 August 2017
NABU probes into case of Ukrainian MPs Rozenblat and Poliakov jointly with FBI <p>Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk says that agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were involved in an operation to expose and record illegal activities of Ukrainian Members of Parliament Boryslav Rozenblat and Maksym Poliakov, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
15:59, 20 June 2017
Police seize over one tonne of amber in Volyn region <p>Law enforcers in Volyn region seized more than one tonne of amber amid searches in the town of Volodymyr-Volynsky on the night of April 29, according to the press service of the regional prosecutor's office.</p>
19:45, 29 April 2017
Conflict sparks between police, illegal amber diggers in Rivne region <p>Over 200 illegal amber diggers on April 1 harshly resisted a police operation near the village of Belska Volia in Rivne region’s Volodymyretskiy district, local police department has told UNIAN.</p>
19:40, 01 April 2017