At least 977 civilians have been killed by mines since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs.
“At least 977 civilians died from mines and 1,528 were injured during the period of the armed conflict,” the statement said.
Earlier, the UN reported that the territory of Donbas is one of the most mined regions in the world, and Ukraine ranks first in the world in the death toll due to mine explosions.
At the same time, the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories Vadym Chernysh argued that it was pointless to take steps to demine the territory until the end of hostilities in Donbas.