Ukraine Needs Help Disposing of Bombs and Landmines Left in Russia’s Wake


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(Military Times) A casual observer walking the streets of Hostomel, Irpin and Bucha could be forgiven for mistaking the rubble strewn throughout as caused by an act of God. The pot holes, splintered wood, collapsed roofs and blown over fences can only equate to scenes of a hurricane or tornado to those who are unaccustomed to war. However, no such hurricane or tornado ripped through these border towns northwest of Kiev. They were instead the sites of massive and unrelenting indirect fire barrages. The Russian forces that entered these regions indiscriminately covered whole grid squares with their artillery, mortar and rocket fire.

After the smoke clears and forces leave to fight in other regions, residents of these towns return to rebuild their lives and attempt to salvage what’s left. Unfortunately, a deadly legacy of unexploded and hazardous ordnance often remains behind. With every step forward, residents have to take two steps backward once they encounter a hazardous explosive remnant that halts all construction or free movement


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Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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