A real ecocide is taking place in Crimea – Bariiev

January 26, 2023

The head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Eskender Bariiev, in an interview with Crimea.Realities stressed that a real ecocide is taking place in the occupied Crimea

“CTRC monitors the programs of the occupation administration related to ecology. One of these is the national project Ecology. The implementation report, within the framework of which over 5 billion rubles were disbursed during 2022, at first glance, sounds impressive. However, knowing the corruption of the Russian system, the question is to what extent the indicators referred to in the report correspond to reality?”,- he explained.

In addition, the next question is how much this project compensates for the damage to the environment of Crimea and the waters of the Azov and Black Seas as a result of the implementation of such large infrastructure projects as the Crimean Bridge, Tavryda, Thermal Power Plants, the development of protected areas, the irrational use of fresh water from natural sources?

“I’m not talking about the damage to the environment caused by military exercises throughout the years of occupation and constant rocket launches from the territory of Crimea and the Black Sea since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. It is good that the occupiers are reacting to our public statements about the ecocide they are committing in Crimea. And attempts in the form of the Ecology national project are a drop in the ocean to compensate for the consequences of ecocide”,- Bariiev added.