Today, 8 nature reserves and 10 national natural parks remain under russian occupation.
2.9 million hectares of the Emerald network, the territory of which is a significant part of the nature protection network of Europe and which is protected within the limits of EU and Council of Europe legislation, are in the risk zone.
16 objects protected by the Ramara Convention on Wetlands, with an area of ​​almost 600,000 hectares, are under threat of destruction. These areas are of international importance as habitats for waterfowl.
The aggressor of the russian federation violates the requirements of Article 35 of the additional Protocol to the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949 concerning the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol No. 1) of June 8, 1977 regarding the proper treatment of the environment during hostilities.
I call on the UN Commission to investigate human rights violations during the russian military invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of human rights violations by the russian federation in Ukraine.