Demining Ukraine: “The Most Important Thing Is to Protect People”


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(IntelliNews) …Estimations have varied as to how much of Ukraine is mined, with the Ukrainian Government putting the figure at 160,000 |square kilometres, over 25% of Ukraine’s territory. But the truth is more nuanced and in reality, the full extent is unknown.

“You need to understand that this 160,000 sq km is not contaminated. This is the area that requires an additional survey in order to identify precise polygons, whether the area is safe or not,” Aleksandr Lobov, a mine action specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), told bne IntelliNews in an exclusive interview…

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Published: Friday, March 17, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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