The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing an environmental crisis, and experts say it could take years to fully realize the impact

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2022
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More than 1,000 people and organizations from 75 countries issued an open letter through the Environmental Peacebuilding Association on March 3 to express their solidarity with Ukraine as it faces attacks from Russia — and their concern over the environmental and humanitarian toll of the war.

The letter states that attacks on civilian and military sites are causing air, ground, and water pollution, especially in such a heavily industrialized country, and that the war threatens the food security of people in Ukraine and other countries that rely on its wheat and corn exports.


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