It could take decades to map and fully remove unexploded munitions in Ukraine


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(I News) Ukraine faces decades of landmine tragedies as a result of unexploded munitions left behind by the Russian invasion, experts have warned.

The Halo Trust, which has a large team in Ukraine, believes the country faces “very high contamination” owing to unexploded bombs and mines.

A growing body of evidence suggests that both sides in the conflict have resorted to laying mines in order to defend territory and deter attacks, while Russian forces appear to have made extensive use of cluster bombs to devastate towns and cities.

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Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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