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

Preparing for a @GenevaWaterHub event on #water in conflicts this week, so this new @OSCE_SMM report on the health and environmental risks from damage to water, electricity, gas and environmentally risky infrastructure in eastern #Ukraine is very timely

The slow motion technogenic environmental disaster in the #Donbass #Ukraine - the flooding of coal and mercury mines, and the YunKom nuclear site is passing the point of no return. However Russia are now downplaying the risks to ground and surface waters:

"Адская вода" для России. Когда и как будет погибать Донбасс

Донбасс, в ходе войны или уже "после войны", станет регионом без собственных запасо...

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