Acting in permanent cooperation with UN structures our Association sent next submission to UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Professor Claudia Mahler for her report on older persons in the context of climate change-induced disasters and building back better. ARC earlier informed UN Independent Expert on issues of violence against older persons as evident Russia invaders’ war crimes.

ARC’s new submission, prepared by Professor Borys Babin and published on UN web sources, stressed that in 2023 more new war crimes were committed by the Russian troops in Ukraine, including destruction objects of civil infrastructure, forests, dams and other melioration systems by mines explosions, missiles and artillery. Submission stressed that corresponding negative impacts of Russian aggression against climate include atmospheric pollution due to mass extensive emissions of combustion products, the destruction of thousands of square kilometers of forests and plantations near frontline, as well as natural soils in the combat zone close to the Crimea, the intervention of the Russian occupiers in the melioration management and natural watercourses in Southern Ukraine.

Submission pointed on negative impact through Russian attacks on Ukrainian nuclear power facilities, such as the Zaporizhzhia NPP, and on Ukrainian green energy facilities in occupied territories and war zones, and ARC stressed that all such illegal Russia’s activities give strong negative impact on the rights of older persons, including population of Russia-occupied areas.

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