UN: Ukraine will face large-scale environmental pollution, Ukraine will face a negative environmental situation with severe air and water pollution, as well as forest fires.
The results of the study of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are reported on the news portal of the world organization.
“An initial check of environmental hazards confirms that war is literally toxic. Our main task is to stop this senseless destruction as soon as possible,” UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen warned about the consequences of the events in Ukraine.
According to the data, many regions of the country will face large-scale damage to infrastructure. This includes incidents at nuclear power plants and energy infrastructure facilities, including oil storage tanks, oil refineries, mines and industrial facilities, as well as agro-industrial enterprises.
Andersen added that Ukraine will need huge international support to assess, mitigate and eliminate damage throughout the country, as well as to reduce risks for the entire region.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the world is facing a nuclear danger unseen since the Cold War.
The special operation on demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine began on February 24 — it was announced by President Vladimir Putin. He called its main task the protection of residents of Donbass.