PACE adopted a resolution on ecocide
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted the resolution “Impact of armed conflicts on the environment”, about ecocide during the war.
106 people voted for the document, reports “Ukrinform”.
The resolution refers to the need to codify the concept of ecocide in national legislation and international law. It is also necessary to amend the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to add ecocide as a separate type of crime.
The delegates supported, in particular, amendments on the need to protect the territories where nuclear power plants and critical infrastructure facilities are located.
According to Lesya Vasylenko, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, the damage to the environment in Ukraine as a result of the russian war is estimated at about $46 billion.
Ecocide also includes russia’s actions in the Black and Azov seas.
It must be recalled that over 50.000 dolphins have already died in the Black Sea as a result of the use of russian ships. Odesa Oblast prosecutors opened criminal proceedings under Article 441 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on ecocide.