April 22 – International Mother Earth Day

April 22, 2023

On April 22, the world celebrates Mother Earth Day. This day was introduced in order to draw more attention to the problems of the destruction of the planet’s ecosystems as a result of human activity.

The whole world is actively making every effort to preserve the environment, which cannot be said about the Russian Federation. As a result of the occupation of Crimea for nine years, a real ecological crisis was provoked on the peninsula. In particular, it is worth paying attention to the destruction of ecosystems in the Crimea, the irrational use of water resources, pollution of water areas, and the like.

Of course, one of the main problems contributing to the ecocide on the peninsula is the systemic military exercises and the militarization of Crimea by the Russian Federation. And with the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, the situation deteriorated significantly. Missile launches from the territory of the peninsula, the waters of the Black and Azov Seas can lead to even worse consequences.

We remind you that the Crimean Tatar Resource Center is systematically working in this direction. Our experts have submitted dozens of applications, complaints, reports to relevant international environmental organizations and their structures on the environmental situation in the occupied Crimea. We must continue to talk about this further and bring this information to the international community.