Walker: in the Donbas there is a threat of a tuberculosis outbreak

Волкер: в Донбассе есть угроза вспышки туберкулеза

The industry of Donbass destroyed, some mines are flooded, and some mines are used for disposal of radioactive waste.

In the area of operations of the combined forces (OOS) possible environmental disaster and the tuberculosis epidemic, said Kurt Volker, the special envoy of the US State Department on Ukraine, the Crimea Realities.

Also, according to the special representative, the industry is destroyed, some mines are flooded, and some mines are used for disposal of radioactive waste.

“This (contamination) can get into groundwater and cause environmental disaster. There are also physical dangers to the public, and we often hear about undermining people in the mines… Well, shoot people. That is, it is a very active conflict hot war”, – he added.

Also, he said, was particularly alarming outbreak of tuberculosis with its dangerous strain under those conditions that it is difficult to deliver antibiotics.

Special envoy noticed that in the territory affected by conflict, living predominantly Russian-speaking population and Russia, which supposedly takes care of Russian-speaking, need to understand what they expose their actions – or inaction – in terms of conflict resolution.

Earlier, Walker said that the situation in the Donbas recently moved into an active phase of “hot war.”

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