Patches of state forest in Khotyanivka near Kiev, bordering on two magnificent private residences, which connect with the ex-Minister of ecology Mykola Zlochevsky, and the river near them, remain nadstavki.
This is stated in the special project “Postreport”, according to the program “Schemes” (a joint project of Radio Liberty and TV channel UA: First).
Journalists who four years ago first showed the estate Zlochevsky, could not get in and this time through the high fence that separated the house in the style of fortresses and the state forest around them set aside for General recreation. To neighbouring estates forests are not able to get the inspectors of the state architectural building inspections, which should check the legality of construction.
The fence height of two meters prevented the crew of “Schemes” to walk the forest areas allocated for recreation the garden society “Keys” on which is built the fortress associated with the former Minister of ecology Nikolay Zlochevsky. As journalists are unable to get to the shore, swam to him on the boat – they were met by a guard with a dog.
Journalists were greeted by a guard with dogs
Journalists are unable to get to shore
In July 2016 the State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine dismantled part of the fence that blocked the passage to the water. After the demolition of the fence of the State environmental Inspectorate conducted an inspection of the site and came to the conclusion that the violations found and the coastal strip seasoned and soil saved.
The remnants of the dismantled fence
In 2015, the State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine ordered the garden community “Keys” to dismantle the fence around the land where the estate of the ex-Minister of the government of Mykola Azarov Mykola Zlochevsky. The day before the final due date requirements of ST the “Keys” informed the Agency that they remove the fence and restore the previous condition of the land”. However, this was not done.
Journalists of the program “Schemes” found that the seven acres granted to the state forest fenced common fence, behind which is located the private estate of the ex-Minister, and the peasants do not have access to these areas and to the water through fences with barbed wire. After the release of the 2014 story of the Prosecutor tried to return through court the state of these forest areas, the state inspector twice tried to verify the legality of construction in the forest, but not brought the matter to the end. The police did not help the inspector and found no violations. In the end, after four years disappeared in only a fence on the waterfront.
Reporters found that in 2010 the head of the Kiev regional state administration Anatoly Prisyazhnyuk horticultural Association “Keys” were given four forest plots with a total area of 14.5 hectares on the spit between the Kiev reservoir and the bypass channel in use for 49 years to create recreation areas.
Today, as journalists found out, “Big keys” that owns mansions and fortresses, as before, is connected with former Minister of environment. The head of the company – Evgeny marczewski, is unchanged from 2014, its contact address coincides with the address of another company that directly relates to Zlochevsky, and the phone number of OOO “Big keys” matches the number of the person, as found by the journalists of the project Bigus.Info, sells shoes in a luxury store ZLOCCI in the center of Kiev, which is also related to family Zlochevskiy.
“Foresters, for example, could terminate the agreement with the user of the forest, if citizens can’t freely walk. But forestry is not in a hurry. Says no applications from citizens. And the fact that the state inspector can’t get there, do not take into account”, – said in “Postreport”.
Watch the video of the special project “Postreport” of the program “Schemes”