For the year in the Donbas defused 360 000 min.

За год на Донбассе обезвредили 360 000 мин

Cleared in the area ATO about 26 000 hectares.

For 2017, the bomb squad conducted a mine in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on an area of about 26,000 acres, removing approximately 326 000 explosive items. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of defence.

“As of January 1 of the demining group of the Armed forces of Ukraine, State special service of transport, pyrotechnic units of the State service of Ukraine on emergency situations carried out demining activities in the territory of about 26 thousand hectares. Managed to neutralize and destroy approximately 326 thousand explosive subjects”, – stated in the message.

As noted, during this period, purified more than 1100 kilometres of roads and approximately 18 kilometres of railway tracks. In General, the experts tested the 106 objects.

“The work also involved non-governmental organizations in the past year, participated in demining in 47 areas with a total area of 640 hectares. With such assistance, cleared more than 130 hectares and identified 528 of explosive subjects”, – said in the Ministry.

As previously reported, on mine clearance in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, Ukraine will need at least 10-15 years, in addition, it will require huge costs.