Donetsk, Oct 17 - DAN. The ecological situation at industrial companies in Kiev-controlled part of Donbass is out of control provoking complete imbalance of the regional environmental protection system, a senior DPR environmentalist told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.
“We tested a new method to analyse industrial companies and facilities’ impact in Krasniy Liman, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Konstantinovka and Druzhkovka industrial hubs as well as in Selidovo and Dobropolye industrial zones,” said Roman Kishkan, chairman of the State Committee for Environmental Policy and Natural Resources.
“A lack of ecological safety control in these areas will inevitably result in catastrophic consequences for the environment and complete imbalance of the environmental protection management system,” Kishkan said in comments on intermediate findings by the joint Inspection Commission for monitoring and safety control at companies located in Kiev-held territory.
As of now, the Inspection Commission has reviewed more than 50 environmental hazards in Kiev-controlled part of Donbass. DPR environmental authorities, assisted by the Republic’s Foreign Ministry, launched vigorous efforts to draw international organisations’ attention to regional problems, he said.
“We use all opportunities to make ourselves heard. The situation at a number of companies is critical. It is no longer acceptable to wait for Ukraine to realise that the price for negligent attitude to environmental law violations might prove too high not only for Ukraine but also for adjacent territories,” the environmentalist said.
The joint Inspection Commission for monitoring and safety control at companies located in Kiev-held territory was set up upon DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko’s order within the scope of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme. It includes representatives of all dedicated ministries, department and government services, as well as scientists and activists.*jk