Russian Forces Hiding Landmines in Everyday Items say Ukrainian Military Engineers


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(Insider) Ukraine has been battling Russia's invasion for more than 17 months, but it's held it's own and even managed to liberate massive swaths of land that it lost early in the fighting. By some Western estimates, around 50 percent of what was initially seized has already been reclaimed by Kyiv's troops.

But expelling the Russians from towns, cities, and rural areas doesn't mean eliminating the threat altogether. Occupying soldiers have left behind a deadly and vicious problem for Ukraine — one that will cause it headaches for years and years to come: the widespread deployment of land mines and traps.

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Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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