Our main researcher, Freek Van der Vet with Dmytro Averin, Iryna Nikolaieva and Nickolai Denisov published a short piece on the environmental impact of the war in Ukraine the 6th of April. This short article, "The Environmental Cost of the War in Ukraine", is now available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French.
The war in Ukraine rages over one of the most heavily industrialised and polluted territories in the world. The legacy of Soviet heavy industry was already a public health disaster but the Russian invasion risks further damage to the natural systems on which people living in these regions depend. The ecological impacts of the conflict is a reminder that even when the fighting stops, the violence will be felt for generations to come.
You can read it here: https://voxeurop.eu/en/what-impact-will-the-war-in-ukraine-have-on-the-environment/
Original article in Green European Journal: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-environmental-cost-of-the-war-in-ukraine/