Landmine Victims to Likely Increase in Ukraine Over Next 10 Years


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(NikVesti) The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, along with the Kyiv School of Economics, predicts a potential increase in victims of explosive detonations to 9,000 in the next decade. Currently, 174,000 square kilometers in Ukraine are potentially dangerous due to mines, comprising one-third of the country's territory. Since the onset of full-scale conflict, 928 individuals have been injured, with 287 fatalities, including 15 children.

The uncertainty surrounding future casualty numbers is emphasized. Notably, in March, 17 individuals were affected by landmines in the Mykolaiv region, resulting in 4 deaths. Articles by NikVesti provide insights into local demining efforts and guidelines for dealing with improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Published: Monday, April 15, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2024

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