Police inhibits investigation into killing of 17 bison in Vinnytsia region, - ecologist Plyha. DOCUMENT (in Ukrainian)

Those guilty of killing 17 bison, which is an endangered species of the Red Book, have not yet been punished.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by coordinator of the World Wildlife Fund office Andrii Plyha on his Facebook page.

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According to Plyha, 17 bison, which is nearly 1/10 of total bison population in Ukraine, were killed in the Vinnytsia region in February. Right after the crime, bison meat was found in several local yards.

Four months after that, Plyha wrote, no one has been punished for the crime.

According to him, the ecology administration estimated about 2 million hryvnia ($80,000) in damages and sent the materials to the Main Department of the National Police in the Vinnytsia region. However, the case has never moved forward, Plyha wrote and posted a response by the Police (in Ukrainian).


The document reads that 'investigative and procedural activities, required for full investigation of the crime' continue.

Plyha believes that as long as the meat was found in local yards, the case is being purposefully delayed in order to be subsequently closed.

As reported earlier, in late January several dozens bison got on an ice-covered river in the Vinnytsia region, where their population had been restored over the previous 10 years. Some of them might have been killed by locals, others drowned as the ice broke.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n395122