The head of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strelets called on the OSCE participating States to promote the end of the war in Ukraine as soon as possible and to attract an aggressor who uses nuclear, environmental and food terror, to responsibility.
He stated this during the second preparatory meeting of the 30th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum, reports Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
"We are very grateful to every country that helps us to resist Russian terror, defend against aggression and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. We call on the international community to continue to help end the war and bring Russia to justice. Because cynical Russian actions threaten security the whole European continent," Strelets said.
He recalled that Russian troops had threatened the entire continent with a nuclear catastrophe during an attempt to occupy the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and seize Europe's largest Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. In addition, there is video evidence of Russian missiles flying directly over the existing nuclear reactors of the Zaporizhia, Khmelnytsky and South Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
The aggressor also fired more than 30 missiles at oil refineries and oil depots in Ukraine, releasing tens of thousands of tons of harmful substances into the atmosphere, which can be carried by winds to other countries.
Pollution of rivers as a result of Russian aggression may also affect neighboring countries. After all, Ukraine shares large rivers such as the Danube, Dniester, Prut, Tisza and Western Bug with neighboring countries - Poland, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.
Neighboring countries are also affected by Russian military activity in the Black Sea. For example, in Turkey there has been a mass death of dolphins due to the use of powerful sonar by the fleet.
The head of the Ministry of Environment explained that the further blockade of Ukrainian seaports could turn into a global food crisis and famine, because before the war Ukraine exported food to 400 million people worldwide.
"Today is the 89th day of a large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war unleashed by Russia is plundering the fundamental ideas of the Declaration of Helsinki, a document that 47 years ago gave the world hope for peace and prosperity. But Russian barbarians do not seem to have taught history. uses nuclear, environmental and food terror, which threatens the security of Europe and the world, "said Strelets.
We will remind, Antonio Guterres said that one-fifth of humanity is threatened by famine because of the war in Ukraine.
As EcoPoliticа reported earlier, environmentalists said that the war in Ukraine led to irreparable consequences for the environment.