“The law enforcement agencies of the Novgorod region received a message that an oil spill was found on the Volkhov River in Veliky Novgorod,” the statement on the website of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the region says.

An investigative and operational group is working at the scene.

The source of the pollution is being established.

Earlier, students of the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) discovered oil pollution of the Black Sea at the site of the 1986 wreck of the Admiral Nakhimov steamer.