There’s only one way to tackle Ukraine’s infestation of mines ... slowly


SUMMARY: “I am not afraid,” says 80 year-old Lidiya Korolyova as she walks across a snow-covered field to check on a suspicious object. It might be a landmine, lying in wait among the trees not far from her village of Ozerne in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. When she first noticed it in 2014, she also saw a tripwire in the local forest while picking mushrooms. If she had triggered it without noticing, it would have detonated and probably taken her life.

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Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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