Over 700 Ukrainian civilians injured by land mines, including up to 100 children
Employees of the State Emergency Service carry out demining (Photo:REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi)
Ukrainians are suffering mine-related injuries every day, with over 750 victims identified throughout Russia’s full-scale invasion, said U.K. Defense Intelligence on Twitter on April 17.
Every eighth victim is a child.
Kherson and Kharkiv are the most affected oblasts.
"With the arrival of spring, and more people involved in agricultural activities, the risk of civilian mine incidents will increase," the message reads.
No less than a decade needed to clear Ukraine from mines, say Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Emergency Service.
About 30% of Ukraine — about twice the size of Austria — is mined due to Russia's full-scale invasion.
The complete humanitarian demining of Ukraine will cost $37.4 billion, according to the World Bank. Prioritized demining of farmland alone costed $1.5 billion.
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