The UN spoke about the environmental consequences of blowing up the Kakhovska dam
The United Nations Environment Program published a “rapid environmental assessment” of the Russian army’s detonation of the Kakhovska Dam.
The program pointed to the “unclear” scale of the disaster, which will be felt for decades, writes Ukrinform.
“This is a far-reaching environmental disaster that goes beyond the borders of Ukraine, the scale of which may not be clear for years or even decades,” said UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric.
According to the assessment, while the flooding downstream has caused significant environmental loss and damage, the situation upstream of the dam is even more significant, the spokesman said.
According to him, the report notes that the detonation resulted in the release of chemical pollutants, including machine oil and liquid fertilizers, as a significant number of chemical storage facilities were located in the flood zone.
“This can have a negative impact on the fauna and flora, as well as on the residents of the affected areas,” he added.