There Are Now More Land Mines in Ukraine than Almost Anywhere Else on the Planet


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(Vox) The sign is red, marked with a skull and crossbones and a warning: “Danger mines!” In parts of Ukraine that were contested or controlled by Russian forces, these are reminders that even in territory Ukraine has defended or retaken, the land itself is not fully liberated from war.

Russia’s full-scale invasion has made Ukraine one of the most mined countries in the world. In less than two years, the conflict has potentially created one of the largest demining challenges since World War II.

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Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Last Updated: Monday, December 4, 2023

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