Mines Dislodged by Ukraine Dam Could Wash Up on Beaches


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(Reuters) GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - A United Nations official said on Wednesday that the mines dislodged by the flood waters from Kakhovka dam in Ukraine could float downstream and reach as far as Black Sea beaches.

Paul Heslop, head of U.N. Mine Action at the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, told reporters in Geneva that PMF-1 mines, also known as "butterfly" mines, were light enough to float downstream for a large distance.

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Published: Thursday, June 22, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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