The World's Largest Minefield


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(CBC News) Andrij Nalezhatyi and his family returned to their Ukrainian land reclaimed from Russians, only to encounter a deadly mine, resulting in fatalities and severe injuries. With over two million landmines scattered, Ukraine faces ongoing dangers and hundreds of casualties, including Lidia Borova, who lost her leg while mushroom picking.

Both Russian and Ukrainian forces deployed mines, violating international bans. Demining efforts, supported by global aid, are underway but costly, estimated at $37 billion. Survivors like Artem Korolev, injured by a landmine while driving, remain resilient but hold those responsible accountable. Ukraine's path to safety and recovery from this devastating legacy remains long and challenging.

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Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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