Defence Ministry: It takes 10 to 15 years to clear mines in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Engineers will have to check about 700,000 hectares of area for explosive items, - anti-terrorism operation staff
22:01, 20 April 2017

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It will take up to fifteen years to completely clear mines in the militant-occupied areas of eastern Ukraine. The anti-terrorism operation staff of Ukraine’s Defence Ministry told that to the press on April 20.

‘The mine clearing activity in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is a burning issue these days. By experts’ estimates, this area makes some 700,000 hectares, and it takes 10 to 15 years to completely clear the area,’ the anti-terrorism operation staff said.  

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