Smog over Kyiv on Saturday morning is the result of a burning landfill near Novi Petrivtsi and calm weather, Vadym Denysenko, an adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs, has said.
"Smog over Kyiv. Why did it appear: 1. The landfill near Novi Petrivtsi is burning down. 2. Windless weather. As soon as the wind appears, the smog will dissipate from the operation of thermal power plants and smoke from fires in the vicinity of Kyiv," he wrote on Facebook.
Denysenko noted that in the Chornobyl zone, from the point of view of the fire situation, everything is calm.
In turn, Kyiv City State Administration noted that "there is a slight smoke in the capital."
"This is due to changes in weather conditions, in particular the wind direction. According to experts, the air quality is in line with the standards. But please do not open windows and do not leave the house unnecessarily," according to a message on the Telegram channel.