Ukraine

Since 2014, conflict in Ukraine’s industrialised eastern Donbas region created a risk of environmental emergencies and will leave a lasting legacy of groundwater contamination from flooded coal mines. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, hundreds of environmentally sensitive sites have been caught up in the conflict, these include industrial and military facilities; nuclear, hydro and fossil fuel energy generating sites; water and sanitation infrastructure and ecologically sensitive natural areas. Read our dedicated joint briefings on nuclear sites, water, industry, fossil fuel facilities and the coastal and marine environment.

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#Ukraine’s important coastal and marine ecological areas include 22 @RamsarConv Sites covering 750,521 ha.
Military activities, and the pollution linked to it are disrupting habitats and threatening species. Learn more: https://ceobs.org/ukraine-conflict-environmental-briefing-the-coastal-and-marine-environment #WorldWetlandsDay

Oil spills and the impact that the invasion of #Ukraine has had on shipping in the Black and #Azov seas are just two of the issues that we cover in our latest environmental briefing with @ZoiEnvironment.
Our coastal and marine environment brief is here: https://ceobs.org/ukraine-conflict-environmental-briefing-the-coastal-and-marine-environment

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