Experts: Clearance of Donbass will take 10-15 years

Эксперты: Разминирование Донбасса займет 10-15 лет

On the clearance of Donbass will need 10-15 years

Since the beginning of ATO groups of mine discovered and defused more than 17 thousand explosive objects.

On mine clearance in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, Ukraine will need at least 10-15 years, in addition, it will require huge costs. On Sunday, November 19, reports Zerkalo Nedeli with reference to experts.

“According to the defence Ministry, mines and explosive remnants of war today is dotted with about 7 thousand square kilometers in Ukraine-controlled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions… Not all of these areas are mined. But they are potentially dangerous”, – stated in the message.

According to the experts, clear for today was only about 25 hectares of land, 70 hectares of water area, 1152 km of roads, and 712 km of Railways. Since the beginning of ATO groups of demining of the Ukrainian Armed forces discovered and defused more than 17 thousand explosive objects.

“If the cost of the mines varies from $3 to $30, its the clearance you need to spend $300-$1000. For example, in Croatia the mine action programme for 2009-2019 will be used by 550 million euros, including contributions from international donors,” say the experts.

Earlier, the UN reported that the occupied Donbas is becoming one of the most heavily mined regions in the world.

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