Since the beginning of Donbas conflict in the east of Ukraine, the Armed Forces sappers have defused 194 thousand 270 explosive items. This was reported at the briefing in the Ukrainian crisis media center by the speaker of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel Maxym Prauta.
"In total, since the beginning of Donbas conflict, our demining units have checked more than 3 thousand 730 hectares of territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and neutralized more than 194 thousand 270 explosive items," he said.
According to him, the work on demining the conflict region is actively continuing.
"In certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the active work of the engineer-sapper divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues. For a week our sapper units checked over 12.5 hectares of territory and neutralized more than 600 explosive items, cleared more than 80 km of roads and traffic routes," Prauta stressed.
We recall, the Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and internally displaced persons Vadym Chernysh estimates the demining of Donbas at about 800 million dollars.
As previously reported, the demining of the territory of Donbas will take from 10 to 15 years. Such calculations were presented at the headquarters of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) last year.