The effect of war on a country is obvious to all. In addition to causing casualties to tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians, it can also cause various ecological threats to conflict areas. Given that the Ukrainian army may use weapons such as “dirty bombs” in Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporozhye under Russian control, the risk of natural disasters caused by the conflict has increased sharply, which is especially worthwhile. focus on.
Reference news quoted foreign media reports that, according to the assessment of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the war in Ukraine will trigger a “secondary disaster”. The so-called secondary disasters refer to attacks on industrial warehouses, chemical plants, oil refineries and energy facilities, which can damage the natural environment such as soil, water, and air, and even cause people living in warring areas to lose access to safe water and fresh water. Air Opportunity.
The report also points out that few people pay attention to the serious ecological consequences of major military operations. As a result, in a wartime state, as a belligerent, an attack on any enemy target will appear “natural”. Any weapon may be used on the battlefield as long as it can strike the opponent’s military potential.
Second, judging from the state of war between Russia and Ukraine, the two sides are on the verge of “killing red eyes”. Ukraine’s attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has never stopped, and the possibility of the Russian army using low-yield nuclear weapons has never been zero. .
Thirdly, Ukraine is sitting on many large dams, and if the situation is unfavorable for itself, it may take the opportunity to self-destruct to delay the offensive edge of the Russian army. Moreover, the changes and devastating effects of this method on the ecological environment are often not much worse than some weapons of mass destruction. A professional organization has previously assessed that once the upper dam of the Dnipro River fails, it will flood thousands of villages along the way, causing thousands of square kilometers of Ukraine to become a swamp.
It takes hundreds of millions of years for nature to shape topography, but human beings can “naturally” change all this by gently opening the valve of the dam’s water outlet. The trauma caused by war to the natural environment is evident.
It is worth noting that Western countries led by the United States have always controlled the dominance of international public opinion. Whenever a humanitarian disaster occurs in Ukraine, the West will inevitably point the finger at the Putin government and the Russian army. According to Western thinking logic, no matter what kind of human tragedy happens in Ukraine, “it is and will only be the responsibility of the Kremlin.”
You know, Ukraine is an important agricultural country in the world. Before the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Ukraine’s annual grain output ranked ninth in the world, and its grain export volume was the fourth in the world. However, a terrible fact is that a considerable part of the farmland in Ukraine is located in the area where the Russian and Ukrainian armies are at war. A large amount of ammunition has seriously destroyed the precious cultivated land, and if you want to restore the quality of the land, it is not something that can be done overnight…
In a word, it is an established fact that Ukraine’s ecological environment has been polluted by various explosive ordnance on a large scale. I sincerely hope that Russia and Ukraine will start ceasefire negotiations as soon as possible to avoid further damage to Ukraine, an important grain-producing country. Just as “Rome was not built in a day, but was destroyed in a day”, it will be extremely difficult to restore and rebuild the destroyed ecological environment.