In the so-called “grey zone” can be blown up on a mine anywhere
For three years engineers discovered and destroyed nearly 150 thousand explosive objects.
During carrying out of ATO in the Donbas from the landmine killed 42 children. About this informed the head of the coordination group on mine action headquarters of the ATO Sergey Zubarevsky, the press service of the defense Ministry.
According to Zubarevich, today the most vulnerable are the settlements at the contact line, the so-called “grey zone”. To hit a mine there can be anywhere, because the risk can be almost any place on either side of the demarcation line.
Since the beginning of ATO killed 42 children, and another 109 were injured. Within four months of 2017 because of careless handling of ammunition, six people were killed, three were injured.
“At the time of the ATO groups of mine clearing of engineering units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine discovered, seized and destroyed nearly 150 thousand items of unexploded ordnance, cleared 3 thousand hectares of territories. However, this year we plan to clear another plot 94, which are 20 km from the line of contact. This is more than a thousand hectares,” – said Zubarevsky.
As reported Корреспондент.netsince the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine suffered more than 33 thousand people, of which almost 10 thousand of them died. These data are the UN Monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine was voiced by the head of mission Fiona Fraser.
Earlier in the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE reported that since the beginning of this year because of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine suffered more than 80 civilian, and killed 16 of them.