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

Russia's spent 1.2bn roubles on expanding groundwater abstraction in Crimea in response to #Ukraine closing the North Crimean Canal. The level may be unsustainable - Russia claims otherwise - but Ukraine won't renew supplies until Crimea is returned

В Крыму ответили на условия Киева по возобновлению подачи днепровской воды


The @OSCE_SMM have now launched the #Donbas Environmental Information System - an online portal detailing the environmental risks from the conflict in #Ukraine should this be a model for other conflicts?

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