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.


New data on Ukraine conflict’s environmental risks supports calls for comprehensive assessment

With the Ukraine conflict’s environment risks again in the news, Zoï Environment Network has released new maps on the environmental consequences of the conflict. Both sides are increasingly conscious of the humanitarian and ecological impact of the war and plans to minimise risks and encourage sustainable reconstruction are being promoted. But without a comprehensive assessment of the damage, such proposals are of limited value.

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The operations at the #Donetsk Filtration Station, which supplies #water to Avdiyivka's 22,000 residents were halted at around 9:40 p.m. yesterday after a shelling attack damaged an electrical control room in the chemicals section's building #Ukraine

Donetsk Filtration Station's work once again halted after attack

The operations of the Donetsk Filtration Station were once again suspended on Thursday evening after the facility came under fire, the press service o...

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