Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

Ukraine receives two Fossil of the Day Anti-awards in Copenhagen

Ukraine was awarded this most dubious honour over its dismal climate targets and refusal to disclose how money received from selling emissions credits was being used | detail

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Atlas of areas contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl Disaster

For the first time since the Chernobyl Disaster in 1986 the Ministry for Emergencies has issued an official atlas of districts and oblasts [regions] contaminated through the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant | detail

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Centralized storage of spent nuclear waste at Chernobyl: problems of implementation

The National Ecological Centre of Ukraine is convinced that the present plans for construction of a centralized storage facility for spent nuclear waste on the territory of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant will not resolve Ukraine’s problems with storing spent nuclear waste | detail

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Important court victory for Zhukiv Island

On 25 November the Kyiv Economic Court found unlawful Item 1 of the Kyiv City Council’s Decision No. 162/1996 from 22 August 2007 which illegally decreased by 9 times the area of the reserve, from 1794 to 196 hectares | detail

Visits 2044

Court ban on classifying State environmental assessments

The Lviv District Administrative Court has fully allowed the civil suit brought by the organization “Environment – People – Law” against the Lviv Regional State Department for the Protection of the Environment over the use of the stamp "For official use only" | detail

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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

Visits 1599

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

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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

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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

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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

Visits 1860

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Visits 2018

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

Visits 2251

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

Visits 2186

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