OREANDA-NEWS Thus, the criminals tried to hide the illegal deforestation

In the Irkutsk region, there have been attempts to hide illegal logging with the help of intentionally provoked forest fires. This was announced by the official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoy in the “Ether” program, RIA Novosti reports. 

“We also revealed such facts in the Irkutsk region someone covered illegal logging with fires,” he said. Signs of illegal logging and the remains of bonfires "were found in several areas of the region".