Damage to the environment caused by Russian aggression surpasses US$46 billion.
Currently, the central part of the estimated damage is air pollution, US$27 billion. Within only ten months of the Russian invasion, over 42 million tonnes of greenhouse gases were released into the air. This quantity may be compared to the annual emissions of Bulgaria," reported the minister.
The main reasons for the emissions were forest fires and the occupiers' attacks on the energy infrastructure facilities. According to the State Ecological Inspection reports, over 680,000 tonnes of oil and fuel were burned due to the Russian aggression.
Herewith, the war-damaged almost a third of Ukrainian forests. At least 23,300 hectares have burned down completely.
The war seriously "poisoned" Ukrainian soil as well; the estimated damage is US$18 billion.
In total, Ukraine has documented almost 2,300 crimes against the environment since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.
Russian invaders preparing for the defense of Enerhodar, barracks got moved to basements.
The Russian invaders are preparing to defend the city of Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, by setting up barracks and ammunition storage points in the basements of residential buildings.
The Russian invaders in the satellite city of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station are setting up barracks and ammunition storage points in the basements of residential buildings. Thus, hiding behind the citizens of Enerhodar, the invaders are trying to protect their military in the event of an offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Occupiers struck Dvorichna in Kharkiv Oblast, and two women killed.
Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, has reported that Russian occupiers shelled an urban-type settlement of Dvorichna in the oblast’s Kupiansk district; two elderly women were killed.
On 12 January, Russian troops continued shelling the border settlements in Kharkiv Oblast, with shells hitting business premises in the city of Vovchansk.