Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, expressed deep solidarity with France, its people and President Hollande, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the AP press service.
He said, that the terrible events that France experienced this tragic November are a daily reality for Ukraine for more than 1.5 years. Ukraine is suffering from terrorism sponsored and promoted by the Russian Federation. More than 8.000 Ukrainians, of whom about 6.000 civilians lost their lives.
“I am convinced that there can be no compromise on democratic values and principles with terrorists or states sponsoring terrorism. We are not afraid and will never be intimidated!” – said the President.
President Poroshenko said, that Ukraine became the object of hybrid warfare with hybrid consequences, one of which is the risk of environmental disaster in Donbas. He emphasized that Russia-backed terrorists flooded eastern Ukraine with mines. The warfare in Donbas led to poisoning drinking water, soils, flora and fauna of the region, the ground and atmosphere have been heavily polluted with exploded ammo as well as with leakage from shelled chemical and other sensitive industrial plants, said the President.
Petro Poroshenko stressed that the issue of environment protection under the conditions of conflict should be in focus of the activities within the United Nations system, in particular the United Nations Environment Programme.