From the first days of the invasion, russian troops began deliberately destroying critical infrastructure with both high-precision missiles and jet artillery. Definitely, the aim of such actions was to weaken the supply of Ukrainian cities with fuel, resources for reconstruction and to cause maximum economic damage. However, some cases recorded by us indicate that the purpose of some shelling was to worsen the environmental situation in settlements. We do not rule out that this goal was partly pursued by large-scale fires in flammable warehouses and large construction supermarkets. Explosions of ammonia storage facilities, as well as the deliberate creation of a nuclear threat (in various forms simultaneously) have signs of terrorism – threatening to use nuclear and chemical substances that are harmful to the population, in order to force the leadership of Ukraine to accept conditions of the ultimatum given by the invading country. Therefore, we are convinced that one of the tasks of the “special operation” of the russian army is the large-scale deterioration of the environment in Ukraine.