Ukrainian Sappers Face Traps in Donbas


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(Kyiv Post) In Ukraine's war-torn Donbas, a recent explosion echoes the ongoing danger from unexploded mines covering 30% of the territory. Sergeant Boller, a Ukrainian sapper, warns recruits of the interconnected nature of Russian-laid mines, crucial for offensive operations and civilian safety.

The sappers face challenges of recruitment and evolving Russian tactics. Anatolii educates recruits on booby-traps, emphasizing deceptive items. Despite risks, sappers play a vital role in clearing territories before offensives.

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Published: Saturday, January 13, 2024

Last Updated: Friday, January 12, 2024

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