Since the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, significant attention of the Ukrainian authorities, international organizations and expert institutions has been paid to the aspects of destruction and damage by the occupiers of the Crimean environment and degradation of the ecosystems of the peninsula under occupation.

Obviously, within the framework of large-scale Russian aggression, the corresponding negative impact on the ecology of the peninsula is growing.

While the Russian occupiers decided to conduct another propaganda campaign in order to highlight the supposedly “good ecological state of Crimea”, for this they are using the structures of the odious “Russian Geographical Society”, as a structure that systematically acts in the interests of the Russian special services.

At present, this organization has announced the illegal implementation of the “Reservation Case” project in Crimea, in which it is planned to involve “activists of the youth clubs of the Russian Geographical Society” from “different regions” and “near abroad countries”.

It should be pointed out that in Crimea the “youth club” of the “Russian Geographical Society” was created on the eve of the occupation, in 2013, and now it illegally operates in Simferopol under the auspices of the so-called “Tauride Academy” controlled by the occupiers.

The occupiers are planning to carry out corresponding fake “environmental projects” on the basis of the capacities of the Yalta Mountain-Forest Reserve and the Nikitsky Botanical Garden they seized criminally, with subsequent coverage of their “successes” in controlled propaganda.

It is not excluded that the Russian invaders will attract collaborators from the occupied territories of mainland Ukraine and also Russian agents of the so-called “clubs of friends of Crimea” in third countries for supposedly “environmental projects”.

It is noteworthy that in 2018-2020, the relevant “public figures” from Austria and Switzerland were attracted by the Russian special services to illegally visit Crimea under the guise of “environmental projects”, as our Association has already reported.