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. Read the Ukraine briefing.


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.


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It has been reported that the Kakhovka hydro-electric power plant has been damaged and water is from the reservoir is being discharged downstream posing a flood risk #Ukraine

Satellite water level data shows a steep rise - the fastest on record - between 11 and 21 May 1/4

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