Mine Clearing, the Work of Heroes


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(Foreign Press Correspondents USA) Prior to last year’s Russian invasion, landmine clearing organizations such as the HALO Trust along with 12 other national and international organizations, were already hard at work removing landmines from the eastern conflict areas stemming from Russia’s 2014 illegal seizure of Crimea. Since the February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine, the Russians have been laying hundreds of thousands of additional landmines.

Landmine clearing organizations are undertaking a Sisyphean task. One expert, Dr. Suzanne Fiederlein, Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University, said that “Since the February 24th invasion, we’re up against a whole new scale of contamination.”  

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Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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