Ukrainian government agency requests reports on Russian environmental damage – KyivPost

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Employees of Ukraine’s Emergencies Ministry carry a barrel with highly toxic waste September 24, 2013 during the removal of waste containers from the former Soviet military chemical plant in Gorlovka, an industrial town in the Donetsk region. In 2013, 441 tons of waste were removed from the plant for further recycling. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY (Photo by Alexander KHUDOTEPLY / AFP)

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The Ukrainian State Environmental Inspectorate has launched a database and information center on alleged Russian environmental crimes in the country.

“The military aggression of the Russian Federation harms not only the life and health of people, [and] the infrastructure of Ukraine, but also the environment of our state,” the newly created website reads.

People can report environmental violations in four ways: by calling a hotline, on the agency’s Telegram channel, by email or by filling out an online form.

The multi-government agency seeks information on emergency situations such as explosions and bombings of fuel and lubricant warehouses, oil storage facilities and companies that use chemicals in production.

Reports are requested concerning the damage or destruction of treatment plants, damage to dams and hydraulic systems and the burning of waste disposal sites. Soil damage and deforestation should also be reported.

The operational headquarters of the agency consists of the Parliamentary Committee on Ecological Policy, the Security Service (SBU), a Kyiv municipal enterprise, the National Security and Defense Council, the General Prosecutor’s Office, the National Forest Resources Agency and the Ministry of Ecology and National Resources. .

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