Plans to rebuild Ukraine need to work to restore the war-torn ecosystems of the country, the EU Environment Commission said.
Virginijus Sinkevicius warned that the environmental costs of conflict are "increasing daily" and said it could take "generations" to overcome.
Next week, leaders of dozens of countries and international organizations will gather in the city of Lugano, Switzerland, and despite the ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine, the "Marshall Plan" for the reconstruction of Ukraine I want to create. ..
The plan needs to include "absolutely" environmental factors, Sinkevisius told AFP in an interview Wednesday.
He talked about weapons of mass destruction covered with forests, mines and trenches Land, chemical pollution spread by military supplies, polluted waterways and soil.
"When we see the savage behavior of Russia unstoppable, the (environmental) price tag is rising every day," said Sinkevisius.
"They bombed chemical facilities," he said, endangering nuclear power plants, and "hundreds of thousands of tons" of destroyed Russian military machinery need to be removed. I added that.
He said that environmental damage, especially the damage done to vast forest areas, is "to deal with for generations" and "the largest crime".
He added that there was a "unique opportunity" to create a "cleaner" Ukraine, "roads can be rebuilt, infrastructure can be rebuilt, but forests can grow for hundreds of years. It will take. " So it takes time.