On October 06, 2023, the Cherkasy City Prosecutor’s Office held a training seminar on “Using the possibilities of coordination, supervision, and representation of prosecutors to combat criminal offenses in the field of environmental protection and land relations, certain aspects of the organization of pre-trial investigation and procedural guidance in criminal proceedings of this category”. The purpose of the training was to improve the skills of prosecutors in Cherkasy region and increase the effectiveness of combating criminal offenses in the field of environmental protection and land relations in the Cherkasy region prosecutor’s office.
The participants of the seminar held meaningful discussions on problematic issues of environmental protection, exchanged experience in their speeches, and in the form of a dialogue revealed problematic issues of combating criminal offenses in the field of environmental protection. The event was attended by prosecutors from the regional and local prosecutor’s offices, the specialized environmental prosecutor’s office, representatives of the State Environmental Inspectorate of the Central District, and representatives of the Investigation Department of the Main Department of the National Police in Cherkasy Oblast.
Nataliia Holubieva, Senior Forensic Expert of the Cherkasy Branch of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, in her report, covered in detail the topic: “Topical issues of collecting and providing materials when appointing an engineering and environmental expertise within criminal proceedings in the field of environmental protection”.
Such seminars help to ensure law and order in the region and improve methods of cooperation in combating environmental encroachment.