The relevant bill, initiated by President Volodymyr Zelensky, was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
It is important for Ukraine in today’s conditions, when the occupier is shelling industrial facilities and provoking large-scale accidents on our territory, to use all available international legal instruments to protect citizens and the environment from the consequences of the “Russian peace”. This is important for other countries as well, as such accidents carry risks of transboundary impact. Accession to the Convention is a joint effort with European countries, the United States, Canada, enlisting international support and assistance in resolving these issues, “- commented the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strelets.
What gives Ukraine participation in the Convention:
“Participation in the Convention is important for us in peacetime, because it is a joint effort to prevent industrial accidents, development of appropriate methods and technologies, joint conduct of necessary research, exchange of modern technologies in this field,” said the Minister.