Nearly half of all Ukrainian territory needs demining, says Interior Ministry

13 August 2022, 03:32 PM
Demining (Photo:easternbridgehead via Facebook)

Demining (Photo:easternbridgehead via Facebook)

An area of about 270,000 square kilometers needs demining in Ukraine – about 45% of its entire territory – including the temporarily occupied territories, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Aug. 12, following a meeting between representatives of the Ministry and the UK Embassy.

"The parties discussed the possibilities of solving the problems of humanitarian demining,” the statement reads.

It’s estimated that it will take anywhere from five to ten years to completely clear the areas contaminated by explosive objects.

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Mary Hakobyan, and the British Defense Attaché Air Commodore, Peter Cracroft, also discussed training military specialists for Ukraine’s National Guard at this meeting. In particular, the parties discussed UK involvement in the training of officers and command staff of National Guard units.

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