Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is destroying the ecology of eastern Donbas: ecosystems of at least 530,000 hectares, including 80,000 hectares of 18 nature reserves, have already been ruined.
The situation is aggravated by the specifics of this region, among which:
- location of many coal mining facilities
- high concentration of hazardous industrial sites
How do these conditions combined with the intensive military actions and the occupation authorities’ negligence affect the environment of Donbas? Watch in our video explainer.