Hungary will contribute to solving the problem of Solotvyno salt mine that threatens with environmental disaster to the Tisa and the Danube

13 September 2015 12:44  163106107 0107153
Hungary will contribute to solving the problem of Solotvyno salt mine that threatens with environmental disaster to the Tisa and the Danube

Solving the problem of Solotvyno salt mine is only possible with the assistance of the European Union. After an emergency shutdown and closure of the salt mine, destructive processes of underground salt leaching continued. Much of the brine gets into the Tisa River and then into the Danube, resulting in 4 times increase of the salt content in the Tisa over the last 5 years. It should be noted that four countries take fresh water from the river, three of which are members of the EU.

Ukraine can not solve the problem of Solotvyno salt mine alone. Ukrainian government has no money for that. The regional budget also does not have the money, so the help of the European Union is necessary.

Especially since the problem concerns not only our country but also EU members. If urgent measures are not taken, the Tisa may soon become a "branch" of the Black Sea.

Peter Siyarto, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary said that Ukraine could count on his country and other members of the Danube strategy (14 countries). In the near future, Hungary will send to the salt mine its experts to examine the situation on the spot, after which concrete steps to address the problem will be taken.

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