The number of victims of mines in the Donbass

Названо число погибших от мин на Донбассе

From mines in the Donbas killed 977 civil

From mines in the East of Ukraine died 977 civilians in the area of environmental protection of mined thousands of square kilometers.

During the period of armed conflict in the Donbass mines had killed at least 977 civilians, 1528 – injured. This was stated by the Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, the Donbas are mined are thousands of square kilometers, the mine might last decades.

“Constant attacks from illegal armed groups complicate the situation”, – said Blackie.

He added that the priority is the implementation of measures to prevent the local population about the pollution of the mine site, labeling these territories, conducting training, especially for children and youth in educational institutions.

On such measures the government first allocated funding target in 2019 in the amount of 5 million hryvnia, the Manager of these funds is Minot, said Blackie.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada approved the use of donor funds for demining. Funds for mine action in the Donbass is ready to provide the EU, US, Canada, UK and Japan.

We will remind, at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said that the country faces the end of donor funding for mine action due to the lack of standards in the relevant law. The Verkhovna Rada had to adopt the amendment allowing direct donor funding of mine action operators.

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