According to the Central Tax Service, the Russian occupiers plan to create landfills for waste in the Donbass, thereby forming an environmental disaster zone in the occupied territories.
Russia plans to build a series of landfills in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which will be serviced by the Russian Federation. The Center for National Resistance (CNS) reported this on January 13.
As the Central Tax Service clarifies, three landfills should be created in the Lugansk region, three in the Donetsk region. People from the Rostov, Belgorod and Voronezh regions are going to take garbage there.
According to the Center, this practice already exists in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region – garbage is brought there from the Rostov region, where the project to build a landfill was stopped due to protests from local residents.
Environmental crimes of Russia in Ukraine
In Ukraine, the amount of environmental damage due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation reaches 2.2 trillion hryvnia and is growing daily. The number of environmental crimes is 2,700 cases. Half of the losses relate to air pollution and landmining. Lawsuits are being prepared against Russia for blowing up the Kakhovka dam and attacks on energy and other infrastructure.
In general, according to the State Environmental Inspectorate, it will take 20-30 years to fully assess the damage caused by Russian aggression to the nature of Ukraine.
As for the temporarily occupied territories in the Lugansk region specifically, since Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine, more than 26 thousand hectares of forest worth more than 18 billion hryvnia have been destroyed here.
“The recorded facts of Russian crimes will complement the general list of losses from the enemy’s actions and will be used to prepare a claim to the International Court of Justice,” noted Natalya Romanenko, deputy head of the Lugansk police department.
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