Military operations are currently conducted on about 600 thousand hectares of forest lands. On the front line are still 6 regional departments of forestry and hunting, 17 state forest enterprises, 136 forestry districts.
Territories have already been liberated, but the occupants were literally destroying everything on their way.
In Sumy region almost all forestry enterprises were either in the zone of active combat operations or in the occupied territories.
The situation with logistics is still complicated. Two bridges over the Seim and Vorskla rivers were blown up. One of them connected the southern part of the region with the northern part, where a number of our enterprises are located: Shostka, Konotop, and Sveske. In the southern part of the region the bridge over the Vorskla River was blown up, this is the Kharkov direction.
"The Trostyanets forestry enterprise suffered the greatest losses, all structural units were damaged. The damage is estimated at tens of millions of UAH. The office of the central forestry enterprise and the administrative building of the motor transport park were completely destroyed. All the property was destroyed. The woodworking shop and a warehouse of finished goods were completely burnt out," - Yuriy Bolokhovets, the Head of the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine informed.
The territory of the enterprise has been cleared, but the danger of entering the forest areas remains.
The work on clearing of roads and administrative buildings is now underway in the Zhytomyr region. "Cleared" the building and farmstead of one forestry unit in Naroditsky special forestry unit. Anti-tank mines were found actually all over the yard, in the outbuildings, near the machinery. More than 130 of them were found. In addition, near the equipment the occupants have installed stretch marks.
"Now we are looking for new formats of forestry work, in order to fulfill the priority tasks of conservation, protection and regeneration of forests. There is a lot of work, but the main thing is Victory. We are working to restore everything as quickly as possible," said Yuriy Bolokhovets.
All forest enterprises are solving problems with sales, looking for other possible options of communication with consumers.