Sunday, 14 September 2014
Wall between Ukraine and Russia may damage flora and fauna
Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for Science and High Technology, Mikhail Degtyarev, (LDPR) asked the Russian Ministry for Nature and the World Wildlife Fund to estimate the potential environmental damage from Ukraine's plans to build a wall on the border with Russia. "Ukrainian leaders do not think either of their people or of their nature, but we must think of them. The American propaganda can divide people, but it can not divide nature. Ecologists need to understand what Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has decided to do on the border to assess the potential damage to flora and fauna, as the madman has to be stopped, the official said, the Izvestia newspaper wrote. According to RT, the plans of the Ukrainian leadership to build a wall on the border with Russia can cause considerable damage to the flora and fauna of five Russian regions, along which large-scale construction work is planned. The construction will prevent the migration of animals and can significantly affect the flora and fauna of the area. The length of the border between Russia and Ukraine is about 2,300 kilometers. According to statements from the Kiev authorities, the construction of ditches and the wall will be carried out on the section of 1,500 kilometers of the border with Russia.