Demining Ukraine: Bringing Lifesaving Expertise Back Home


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(United Naitons News) Alexander Lobov, a military engineer and mine action expert with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has worked in hotspots from Afghanistan to Somalia, but never imagined using this experience in his native country, Ukraine, now one of the world’s most heavily mined places since Russia’s full-scale invasion of February 2022.

“People are suffering greatly due to landmines,” Mr. Lobov told UN News, adding that experts have reported that almost one third of the country is contaminated with unexploded ordnance.

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Published: Friday, July 14, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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