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'Not afraid': Ukraine women learn to demine in Kosovo


 

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(France 24The 36-year-old wanted to help -- so she joined a band of Ukrainian women taking part in an intensive demining course in Kosovo, a place all too familiar with clearing deadly explosives.

The trainees have travelled hundreds of miles, hoping to protect their homeland for decades to come.

After learning their craft from the experts, the women plan to return to Ukraine and put it into practice in areas where Russian troops have withdrawn.

"There are various ways to fight," said Anastasiia Minchukova, one of the eight women who applied for the scheme.

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Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2022

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