On June 12, ARC expert Professor Borys Babin took part in a discussion organized by the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the Initiative for the Development of Environmental Policy and Advocacy in Ukraine (EPAIU), dedicated to the role of public structures in the aftermath and response to the Kakhovka disaster.

The discussion was attended by representatives of environmental organizations of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa regions, as well as the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.

Professor Babin pointed out to the experts the mechanisms of communication with international institutions available as part of the response to the undermining of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by the aggressor and the protection of the rights of the victims of this terrorist act. Among other things, mechanisms for interaction with international organizations with a mandate in the field of marine ecology, as well as forms of communication with special rapporteurs of the UN Human Rights Council were indicated.

The ARC expert also outlined the negative environmental consequences of the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP for the Northern Crimea and the Black Sea.

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