About 6 million Ukrainians are threatened by mines, government warns
About 6 million people in Ukraine are under the threat of mine danger. As of today, about 250 people have been killed by mines
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this during the ceremony of handing over 15 mobile safety classes for working with children to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrinform reports.
"According to the analysis and expert data, about 6 million people in Ukraine are under the threat of mine danger to their lives and health. So far, about 250 people have been killed by mines in Ukraine, and more than 500 people have been injured and maimed by mines. And if nothing is done or standard technologies are used, about 9,000 more people will be injured or killed by mines in Ukraine," he said.
In his turn, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko informed that 505 Ukrainian children have been killed since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, three of them by landmines.
In August, the Ministry of Economy said that it hoped to clear 80% of the land and return it to use in 10 years.
In the same month, Ukraine's first domestically produced demining machine received a certificate of conformity. This development makes it possible to effectively defuse anti-personnel and detect anti-tank mines.