I participated in a meeting with the European Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevičius, together with the ambassador of Ukraine to the European Union, Vsevolod Chentsov, and a representative of the Ukrainian Business and Trade Association.
We see a huge number of environmental crimes committed by Russian occupiers on our land: large-scale fires, explosions of oil depots, landmines placed across thousands of square kilometres, an ammonia leakage at SumyChemProm, military operations adjacent to nuclear power plants, etc.
It is important that these violations are recorded and documented as much as possible, and Mr. Sinkevičius pledged to help Ukraine in this direction. He is a true friend of Ukraine, who has visited Ukraine during the war and met with the acting Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ruslan Strelets.
In addition, we discussed and outlined a constructive action plan for fixing environmental crimes, taking into account the best practices and achievements of the EU in this field.