Blinken Focuses on Mine Clearing in Ukraine as U.S. Lays Groundwork for Life After War


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(WSJ) The work is painstakingly slow. Two explosives specialists armed with metal detectors can take over a month to clear a plot of Ukrainian farmland around half the size of a football field riddled with mortars, artillery shells and unexploded fuses.

The pace illustrates the scale of the challenge Ukraine faces in ridding its land of the detritus of war: it must root out mines that hinder its counteroffensive and clear explosive devices from any ground it retakes.

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Published: Monday, September 11, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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