More than 40% of Ukrainian territory is mined against the backdrop of hostilities. It was reported by the British TV channel. weatherreferring to the estimates of experts.
The channel states that Ukraine is currently the most mined country in the world.
“It can’t even be compared to Syria or Afghanistan,” said Caterina Templeton, spokesperson for the Mines Advisory Group, as quoted by Sky News.
According to Templeton, “anti-personnel mines, booby traps, anti-tank mines, cluster munitions, unexploded ordnance can be found on Ukrainian soil.”
According to the Mines Advisory Group, from February 24, 2022 to January 10, 2023, at least 611 people were affected by mines in Ukraine. The organization noted that it would take years to clear Ukrainian lands.
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal for the number of mines placed on Ukrainian soil during the military conflict created “The world’s largest minefield” with an area of approximately 250 thousand square meters. km.
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