In de-occupied territories, local residents regularly come across mines.
In Ukraine, almost every day there are reports of civilian casualties related to the mining of territories due to hostilities. The territories of the Kherson and Kharkiv regions freed from the occupiers suffer the most
About this informs on Twitter of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.
The risks of civilian casualties increase with the arrival of spring and the start of agricultural work.
“Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, more than 750 victims of mines have been registered among the civilian population. One in eight of them is a child. It will probably take at least a decade to demine Ukraine,” the intelligence officers said.
We will remind that the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko said that Ukraine lacks heavy equipment for demining territories.
According to Sky News, about 40% of the country’s territory is contaminated by mines. There are anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, trap mines, cluster mines and unexploded ammunition in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported that a humanitarian demining center will be created in Ukraine.