This is a war for resources – Svitlana Boychenko on the reasons for the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine

August 1, 2022

A member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, Svitlana Boychenko, during the presentation of the environmental study of the CTRC Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats, noted that in addition to the obvious political reasons, Russia attacked Ukraine also because it wants to get resources.

We remind you that on July 29, at the office of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a presentation of a study by experts from the Crimean Tatar Resource Center "Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats" was held.

Svitlana Boychenko, Doctor of History, Leading Researcher of the Subotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Professor of the Department of Ecology of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, summing up the results of scientific work, emphasized that modern challenges arise from climate change, inefficient management and predatory environmental policy. The occupying power does not contribute to the society's adaptive resilience to climate change and is a manifestation of environmental and climatic discrimination.

Moreover, local environmental conflicts due to the complication of living conditions, due to the complication of traditional economic management and the redistribution of resources may encourage a certain part of the Crimean population to internal and external migrations, including in the direction of the southern regions of Ukraine and entail environmental and social conflicts. And as time has shown, as well as a war for resources.

“In addition to the obvious political reasons, Russia attacked Ukraine also because it is fighting for our resources. This is a war for resources”,- Svitlana Boychenko emphasized.