Russia guilty of 2,500 environmental crimes in Ukraine since full-scale invasion
Since February 24, 2022, Russia has committed 2,500 environmental crimes. Every day of the war costs Ukraine about EUR 120 million in damages
Ukraine’s Minister of Economy, Yulia Svyrydenko, and Prosecutor General, Andriy Kostin, reported the information, according to the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration.
"Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed 2,500 environmental crimes. Each day of the war costs Ukraine approximately EUR 120 million in damages," the Ministry of Reintegration writes.
It noted that Russia must compensate for the losses and damage caused to the Ukrainian environment.
"To this end, Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are setting standards for investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of environmental crimes and ecocide," the statement said.
Ukrainian prosecutors have recorded more than 265 war crimes against the environment and 14 cases of ecocide by the Russian military.