Nearly 2,500 cases of environmental damage caused by war recorded in Ukraine

Nearly 2,500 cases of environmental damage caused by war recorded in Ukraine

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During the full-scale invasion, nearly 2,500 cases of environmental damage caused by the war have been recorded.

"For more than 500 days of the full-scale war, nearly 2,500 cases of damage to the environment caused by the war have been recorded. The total damage is estimated at 52 billion euros," First Deputy Prime Minister– Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko posted on Facebook.

According to Svyrydenko, due to the Russian invasion, 174,000 sq km of Ukrainian land are potentially contaminated with explosive objects. Therefore, the urgent task is to unite the efforts of the whole world around the elimination of these problems, so that the experience of overcoming these problems becomes the basis of efforts to establish peace.

The key goals of environmental security within the framework of the Peace Formula are damage assessment, accountability for Russia, and climate transformation of the Ukrainian economy.

As reported, for more than 500 days of war in the territory of Ukraine, the damage caused to the environment and ecosystems of the country exceeds UAH 2 trillion.

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