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.


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Another hazardous waste story from #Crimea #Ukraine This time the mining of potentially contaminated sand from a berm holding back an industrial tailings site on the Kerch Strait. The mined strip in grey (centre) has been growing year on year.

Good overview of the environmental and political fallout from the #Armyansk chemical accident in #Crimea #Ukraine from France24 Residents fear that further releases have taken place from the plant since it was shut down last month.

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