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East bank of Kherson Oblast to be cleared of mines by end of 2025

Friday, 12 April 2024, 21:31
East bank of Kherson Oblast to be cleared of mines by end of 2025
A view of a landmine area amidst the ruins of Donbas region, Donetsk, Ukraine on July 10, 2023. Stock photo: Getty Images

The liberated right (east) bank of Kherson Oblast is planned to be cleared of mines by the end of 2025.

Source: Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration, at a meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities under the President of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports

Quote: "In August, people said that mine clearance would take 10 years. Now, with the help of the State Emergency Service, the police, and the Armed Forces, we will clear the right bank of mines by the end of the following year, 2025," Prokudin said.


He said that 1,100 bomb disposal experts are currently working in the region and have already cleared 245,000 hectares.


  • Ukraine and Slovakia reached an agreement on the joint production of engineering equipment for mine clearance and provision of ready-made machines for detecting and disposing of mines.
  • The DOK-ING MV-4 light mine clearance vehicle, built and partially localised in Ukraine, was tested on the training grounds. The certification process will be conducted after the tests.

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