Ukraine pins hopes on weather to beat deadly forest fires

Channel NewsAsia | Jul 8, 2020 at 6:35 PM
  • SMOLYANYNOVE, Ukraine: Forest fires in eastern Ukraine that have killed five people and left dozens homeless are being brought under control by firefighters, officials said on Wednesday (Jul 8).
  • The blaze began on Monday in Lugansk region and engulfed Smolyanynove, a village just 20km from the front line of Ukraine’s war with Russia-backed separatists.
  • Some local residents believe the fire was started deliberately to hide illegal logging in the area.