Ukrenergo blithely ignores EBRD reminders of commitments given

On the morning of 23 November Ukrenergo continued construction of high-voltage power lines in the village of Usatove thus ignoring calls from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to suspend construction and take measures aimed at smoothing tension in the district | detail

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EBRD funding for controversial transmission line through Usatove may be suspended

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is calling for a halt to the construction of high voltage power lines in the Odessa region and has expressed strong concern over the unauthorized change in the route for the transmission line | detail

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Conflict between police and local residents over high voltage power lines through Usatove

According to environmentalists, the project, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is being implemented by the State-owned Ukrenergo in violation of the initial arrangements with the Bank and the wish of the local population | detail

Visits 1037

Court battle with the Prosecutor General over “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya”

An important victory in the drawn-out conflict between the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom | detail

Visits 1390

Dniester Canyon: nature sold for wood and stone

Environmentalists warn of serious risk to the Dniester Canyon if it does not receive national park status in the nearest future. They consider that it is local officials who are obstructing the establishment of a national park. The latter deny such charges | detail

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The Dniester Canyon, one of Ukraine’s natural wonders, is under threat

Specific issues at a press conference on 28 October include how Ukraine’s natural and historical – cultural heritage is being destroyed and plundered, the dangers inherent in procrastinating over a national nature park “Dniester Canyon” and others | detail

Visits 963

Swiftly forgotten

According to an Accounting Chamber audit, the measures taken by the authorities to eliminate the consequences of the devastating floods in Western Ukraine a year ago have been pitifully inadequate | detail

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Environmentalist protest over the possible destruction of the Ukrainian steppe

Environments are critical of the State Forestry Development Programme and warn of its possible adverse consequences for the loss of natural steppe lands, as well as plants and animals included in Ukraine’s Red Book | detail

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A year after the floods: call to protect Ukraine’s forests

Environmental organizations have expressed their concern over the rejection by the parliamentary committee on environmental policy of a draft law imposing a moratorium on the total felling and export of wood, chippings etc | detail

Visits 1378

Ukrainian environmentalists complain about Belarusian nuclear plans to Geneva

The Rivne branch of Ecoclub is alleging non-compliance with the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context since Belarus is planning construction without consultation with neighbouring countries | detail

Visits 825

It took an environmentalist’s murder to make the authorities move

Despite the fact that the investigation into the murder of Oleksandr Goncharov is still at the initial stages, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has begun actively fighting illegal extraction of sand, minerals, etc from the Dnipro River | detail

Visits 1123

A Wave rising on the Dniester

A new civic initiative, already endorsed by 29 organizations, “Dniester Environmental Wave” is specifically aimed at promoting the creation of a natural reserve “Dniester Canyon” | detail

Visits 985

Ongoing legacy of lies

On plans to build a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear waste from all Ukraine’s nuclear power plants in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone | detail

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Court protects the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya”

In dispute are 27 72 hectares of the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” which last year was voted one of Ukraine’s Seven Wonders and which Energoatom wants to flood | detail

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Police detain suspect over the murder of Oleksandr Goncharov

The police are now convinced that Oleksandr Goncharov’s murder was linked to his efforts to protect Zhukov Island | detail

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Environmentalists in no doubt as to why O. Goncharov was murdered

Environmentalists and civic activists are concerned over police distortions of the testimony given by the murdered environmental activist and defender of Zhukiv Island | detail

Visits 1490

The Criminal Pillaging of Natural Resources must stop

Open Appeal over the murder of environmental activist Olexei Goncharov from the Fourth Forum of Ukrainian human rights organizations | detail

Visits 1778

Fatal journalist investigation

ICTV is officially neither confirming nor denying that the murder of Mr Goncharov (and serious injuries to his wife) was connected with the involvement of its journalists | detail

Visits 1308

Environmental activist murdered in Kyiv

One of the defenders of the Zhukov Island in Kyiv has been killed, and his wife seriously beaten. Such brazen lawlessness demands swift and decisive response from the authorities. The following is a Statement from the Kyiv Environmental-Cultural Centre | detail

Visits 1887

We didn’t live through Chernobyl, we are living through it

On the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, a call for a State programme “Healthy Nation” and advice to IAEA to concern itself with the safety of nuclear power stations and not propagandize nuclear energy | detail

Visits 1699

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