KYIV, July 20 – The Cabinet of Ministers intends to initiate amendments to the legislation on increasing penalties for the clogging and pollution of water bodies protected shoreline belts, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.
"For 30 years, neither a concept, nor a strategy for the disposal of solid household waste, nor its implementation in practice has been created. This issue is especially urgent in the mountainous territories of the western regions. The problem concerns the whole of Ukraine, and we must begin to work out steps for the solution of it at the level of the entire state, and let the western regions become the first step for us. Everything must be done so that household waste from spontaneous dumps does not fall into water bodies," the government press service said, citing Shmyhal after a conference call on resolving problematic issues associated with preventing the ingress of solid household waste into Tysa River and other water bodies, in national and transboundary aspects.