Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region is one of the most heavily industrialised areas on Earth. With a 200 year history of coal mining and heavy industry, the conflict there has already led to widespread groundwater contamination from flooded mines, while the ongoing fighting risks triggering a chemical emergency with a number of sensitive facilities close to the line of contact. With political will, dialogue over common environmental threats could be a source of cooperation between parties.


Country brief: Ukraine

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Ukraine

Useful paper on the law applicable to the repeated attacks on #water infrastructure that have occurred in the #Donbass #Ukraine and on the legality of withholding water supplies to #Crimea

The latest @OSCE_SMM report on the presence of mines and UXO in eastern #Ukraine highlights some interesting environmental perspectives on the contamination Overall, limited progress is being made on fulfilling #mineaction commitments.

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