Environmental impacts of the war in Ukraine and prospects for a green reconstruction
Pollution caused by military activities goes unrepod, as monitoring systems have been disrupted or destroyed, and such damages continue to accumulate. From the first days of the war, the government launched several tools to document the environmental damage. This includes a dashboard with data on the impact of the war on the environment,“EcoZagroza”,14 and the work of the State Environmental Inspection, which recorded over 250 cases of crimes against the environment and over 1200 cases of damage to the environment from the aggression.15 Special units have been collecting evidence, including photos, video and satellite images and, where possible, air and soil samples for laboratory tests. Work has begun to develop methodologies for calculating the monetary values of the damage to the environment.