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EU will support Ukraine in the post-war reconstruction of the country and nature

Katerina Belousova

Despite the war, Ukraine will not deviate from the European path

The European Union is ready to provide Ukraine with expert and practical assistance in assessing the damage caused, in the process of post-war reconstruction and environmental restoration.

This was discussed at an informal meeting of environmental protection ministers of the EU member states in Prague, reports Ministry of Environment.

"Currently, my colleagues have a clear awareness that the military terror of the russian federation against our state is not just a picture on TV or posts on social networks. The world will feel the consequences long after the end of hostilities," said the head of the Ministry of Environment, Ruslan Strilets.

He added that it is important for EU representatives to have a clear, understandable and detailed map of the impact of the war in Ukraine on the environment.

"We already have a plan to restore our country and our environment. I received assurances of Ukraine's comprehensive support on this path," said Strelets.

The minister assured that despite the war, Ukraine will not deviate from the European path.

Ukraine has fulfilled the requirements for the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU by 61% and plans to increase this indicator to 75% by 2025, even in war conditions. The reform of the sphere of environmental protection is also continuing in accordance with the Green Deal.

In addition, Ukraine recently joined the LIFE environmental program, and the Ministry of the Environment is already preparing projects that were agreed with the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginius Sinkavičius.

Earlier EcoPolitic wrote, that Ukraine joined the environmental protection European LIFE programs, within which he will be able to receive financing for the environment.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a plan of measures to fight against alien species and biothreats for 2022-2025.

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