The EU and the Deforestation of Ukraine


NOTE: We offer this story to illustrate another consequence of the takeover of the Ukraine by the gangsters of Europe and NATO. Irreplaceable assets of the Ukraine being sold off to the highest bidder by the Oligarchs. Who benefits from this? You can be sure that they are using the illegal profits to payoff legislators to make what they are doing legal and allow them to clearcut all of the forests of Ukraine as quickly as possible, before the people realize what they are doing. This should be a warning to the people of Brazil as their country has been hijacked too.

by Dmytryi Kovalevich

Since 2014 we have in Ukraine a mass deforestation. The entire forests and parks are being eliminated, causing local environmental disasters. However, until now the logging has been mostly illegal. But now the EU is demanding from Ukraine to lift the ban on exporting timber/wood as a condition of obtaining the next EU macro financial aid (1.2 billion euro), reminding Kiev that this is a term of the Euroassociation agreement, – reports Ukrainian Minister of economic development and trade.

deforestation-of-ukraineCurrently, even the polluted radioactive forests of the Chernobyl zone are being cut: “But logging in a post-apocalyptic forest would pose a number of health concerns. Trees, like moss, absorb radiation from the subsoil. Also, clear-cutting churns up soil, stirring radioactive dust and accelerating erosion,” reports New York Times.

Not to mention the Carpathians, which have turned into ‘devastated lands’ in the two years since Maidan.   “The total devastation of protected forests in the Carpathians has been underway in recent years,” notes Censor Net, providing photographic evidence of the environmental destruction that’s taking place.

As even the Unian reports: “There is a struggle for the checkpoint Tisa [west border], where there is a major flow of smuggled goods. Through this checkpoint the expensive timber is exported from Ukraine, which is illegally logged in the national parks across the Carpathians.”  Meanwhile, despite an official ban on exporting timber, dozens of trains with illegally logged wood daily cross Ukrainian west border – going to the EU.

So, the EU demand to lift the ban on exporting timber is just a demand to legalize the practice of grabbing natural resources.

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