“Donbas is the world’s most industrialized region and currently a warzone. Wide swaths of the region, formerly a center of mining and industry, are now occupied by Russia-led separatists. Over a million people have already been displaced by the war in Ukraine. If this ecological catastrophe comes to pass, at least 2.5 million more could be forced to flee both Ukrainian government-controlled and separatist-held territories,” Hromadske reported.
Russia has facetiously signed a host of international agreements, including the UN Charter, which it mocks by violating its principles. Now add to that trough of broken agreements the UN Sustainable Development Goals that are intended to improve life on this planet.
“And the ecological crisis bearing down on eastern Ukraine could have significant implications for Russia and the broader Azov and Black Sea region,” Hromadske TV said.
This special documentary by Hromadske presents scientists’ scenarios of how ecological disaster could unfold in the Donbas. It also articulates ways this catastrophe can be prevented. The television network pointed out that its goal is not to scare, but to warn the public about the potential consequences if the world does not act now.