Russia destroys over 60,000 hectares of Ukrainian forests worth almost US$360 million

By Economichna Pravda
Ukrainska Pravda
April 8, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Russians have completely destroyed more than 60,000 hectares of forests worth at least 14 billion hryvnias (about US$359.2 million) in the territories they occupy… was able to establish. “The minimum estimate states that the total value of the lost forest exceeds 14 billion hryvnias – this is only direct damage, i.e. the value of wood that could have been obtained from these more than 60,000 hectares. These losses do not take into account the environmental consequences, the elimination of which can be much more expensive,” the investigation says. It is noted that among the natural areas that have suffered the most in Donetsk Oblast is the Holy Mountains National Nature Park, located in Kramatorsk and Bakhmut districts. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, combat actions have been conducted in this area, resulting in the destruction of 80% of the park.

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