During the ATO in the Donbas from the explosions at the mine killed 42 children – Ministry of defence

За время АТО на Донбассе от подрывов на минах погибли 42 ребенка, - Минобороны

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 of Ukraine.

According to Zubarevich, today the most vulnerable are the settlements at the contact line, the so-called “grey zone”. To hit a mine 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.

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“At the time of the ATO groups of mine clearing of engineering units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine discovered, seized and destroyed almost 150,000 items of unexploded ordnance, cleared 3000 hectares of territories. However, this year we plan to clear another plot 94, which are 20 km from the line of contact. More than 1000 hectares,” – said Zubarevsky.

Earlier it was reported that on the road between the frontline villages of Pavlopil and Chermalyk on the demarcation line guy born in 1993 struck a mine.

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