The war in Ukraine harms the environment and may provoke many diseases – US Embassy in Ukraine

Russia’s brutal attacks not only threaten the lives of civilians, but also poison Ukraine’s air, land and water for a long time.

Source: The US Embassy in Ukraine

“Russia’s senseless war against Ukraine has not only led to the death of thousands of Ukrainians and displacement of millions of people, but has also negatively affected the environment and continues to threaten the health and lives of all those left in Ukraine. Debris from shelling can poison the air, and burn the skin, and other organs. Chemicals released from damaged facilities and critical infrastructure can seep into the ground, poisoning the soil and plants important to the food industry. “

In particular, damage to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure also poses widespread health threats, including typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and poliomyelitis.

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