Топик "Экологическая ситуация в Украине"
The environmental situation
The high level of industrial and agricultural concentration and ecologically unjustified economic activities of the managerial structures of the former USSR are responsible for a rather complicated ecological situation that has taken shape in Ukraine. The most unfavourable is the Donetsk-Trans- Dnieper region where a lot of mining metallurgical and chemical enterprises are operating.
As a result of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster of 1986, the environmental situation has become much worse. Apropos of this Ukraine appealed to the UN requesting help to overcome the disaster aftermath.
The Environmental Protection Law well in compliance with international standards in this field has been in force since 1991.
The economic mechanism of conservation is being introduced. Environmental safeguards of conservation bodies have become more stringent. Ecological monitoring has covered Ukraine's whole area and the Extraordinary Governmental Commission on the Problems of the Dnieper and Upgrading the Quality of Drinking Water has been set up. Ukraine has actively joined international cooperation in the field of environmental protection. Agreements have been signed with conservation bodies of the USA, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Germany and Latvia. The Ukrainian delegation took part in the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Ukraine enters a new phase of its history with intentions to create a democratically minded, law-based, independent society. Ukraine is looking for its place in European House, in the civilized world going to its aim unswervingly.