At least 3,500 missiles of the Russian Federation have been fired at Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale military invasion, said Ruslan Strilets, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
Source: Strilets, quoted by the Centre for
Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Details: Strilets explained that missile explosions are followed by emissions into the air, soil and water pollution, which cause the death of flora and fauna.
About 200,000 square kilometres of the territory of Ukraine need mine clearance.
Quote from Strilets: “We will be feeling the consequences of Russia’s attacks for Ukraine’s environment for decades to come.”
Source: Ukrainian pravda