Ukrainian Teenager Who Built Landmine-Detecting Drone While Sheltering in Basement Wins Global Prize


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(i News) A Ukrainian teenage prodigy has won a global award for developing a landmine detector drone while sheltering from the war in his basement.

Igor Klymenko, 17, from Kyiv, beat more than 7,000 entries from 150 countries to win this year’s Global Student Prize.

“I am deeply humbled to receive this award today,” Igor said on Tuesday after accepting the award.

“But the truth is, everyone I know in my homeland is a hero who deserves to be recognised, and I dedicate this award to all of them.


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Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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