October 5, 2022
Europe

Grappling with tens of thousands of unexploded landmines in Ukraine

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/ Shows / Perspective Issued on: 23/09/2022 – 16:27

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It’s just one aspect of the seemingly endless list of horrors brought on by Russia’s war in Ukraine: Ukrainian authorities say they have already removed some 80,000 landmines and explosive devices across the country. While Washington has pledged $89 million to help Kyiv clear the weapons, the process could take decades. The conflict is now dragging into its seventh month, with no end in sight. Olga Savchenko works for the French NGO Humanity & Inclusion (formerly known as Handicap International), where she heads the explosive risk and education project. She joined us for Perspective.

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