In a number of previous publications, we have drawn attention to the facts of damage to the environment as a result of russian aggression against Ukraine and the need to hold russia accountable for environmental crimes and recover damages from it.
At the same time, thorough scientific research is required for accurate studies of the state of the environment and preparation of a qualitative evidence base. The problem of obtaining data on ambient air and soil pollution as a result of massive artillery, aviation, and missile attacks is particularly acute. Each munition explosion causes a number of toxic substances to get into the air. As a result of phosphorus bombs explosions, combustion products, solutions, salts, which get into the soil, increase the concentration of phosphorus, increase the migration of phosphorus compounds from the affected area to the areas where hostilities are not so active. Phosphorus and the products of its interactions, which enter drinking water sources, cause poisoning with phosphates, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis. An excess of phosphates in the soil is harmful for growth and development of flora and fauna in the affected areas and the areas of hostilities in general. russia’s use of old cruise missiles with extremely toxic fuel, as well as incendiary and thermobaric ammunition, significantly worsens the overall picture of pollution. At the same time, in the conditions of active hostilities, it is almost impossible to quickly record the levels of air and soil pollution. Air pollution should be recorded very quickly, because over time, pollutants from the air migrate into the soil, water bodies, or are moved by air masses over long distances.
The aggressor uses weapons that are prohibited for use in Ukraine by the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons . Also, by using prohibited and particularly dangerous weapons, the russian federation violates the laws and customs of war, which is a crime (Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
In order to ensure the recording of atmospheric pollution levels near the front line, International charitable organization “Environment-People-Law” announces the collection of funds to purchase a special drone with sensors for measuring the concentrations of the most common pollutants.
We decided to select Yuneec H520E hexacopter, which can fly up to 25 minutes at a distance of 3.5 km and with a 20 MP camera and a set of air pollution sensors.
The cost of such a device in the basic configuration and if puchased in Poland is UAH 220,000. The cost of a set of 5 sensors for measuring concentrations of volatile organic compounds, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, fine particles PM10/PM2.5, as well as CO, H2S, NO, SO2 is UAH 150,000. Therefore, it is necessary to collect UAH 370.000.
BANK NAME: JOINT STOCK COMPANY “KREDOBANK”
BANK ADDRESS: 2 Mentsynskoho St., Lviv 79000, Ukraine, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine
IBAN: IBAN UA073253650000002600201925399
Intermediary bank name: KBS Bank NV Brussels, Belgium
Intermediary account number: 480-9589677-71
Intermediary SWIFT/BIC KREDBEBB
A/c UA 07 325365 000000 2600201925399 in SC «Kredobank» in Lviv
SWIFT Number: WUCBUA2X
Bank address: 78 Sakharova St., Lviv, Ukraine
Postal Code: 79026
Bank of New York Mellon, New York. USA
SWIFT code: IRVTUS3N