Innovating Against a Looming Landmine Crisis in Ukraine


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(Wired) Ukraine faces a severe landmine crisis, exacerbated by Russia's invasion, with landmines scattered across its territory causing casualties and economic disruption. In response, some Ukrainians like Oleksandr Kryvtsov are using makeshift methods, such as attaching plows to tractors, to clear mines.

The country lacks a comprehensive plan to address the issue, and its mine clearance teams are understaffed and underfunded. The government aims to become a global leader in mine clearance, investing in technology, equipment, and training to address the widespread problem. The challenge involves adapting technology, such as drone swarms and AI, to detect and clear a variety of mines effectively.

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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, February 19, 2024

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