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Ukraine estimates $35 billion in environment damage from Russia invasion



Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused environmental damage worth approximately EUR36 billion (35.3 billion). According to Ukraine’s environment minister, millions of hectares of natural resource are at risk.

Ruslan Strilets (Ukraine’s environment minister) stated that one-fifth of Ukraine’s protected areas are at risk. He also said that approximately 2,000 cases of environmental damage have been reported. At a hearing held at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, France, he presented slides to European Union legislators.

According to estimates by the Ukrainian government, the cost of pollution due to the war in Ukraine amounts to EUR25bn. To repair soil damage, another EUR11.4bn is needed.

Strilets mentioned a new method the Ukrainian government had created to calculate damages. They claimed that the war lasted seven month and caused 31,000,000 tonnes CO2 emissions. This is approximately equivalent to what New Zealand produces each annual.

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He said that an additional 79 million tonnes could be produced of greenhouse gases to help rebuild infrastructure and buildings destroyed during wartime.


($1 = EUR1.0201)


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