News agency 'Vchasno'

Occupied Donetsk Region Can Become the Most Mined Area in the World - UN

Occupied Donetsk region is becoming the most mined area in the world and this problem can stop the development of Donbas for many years.

In order to prevent this, work is required on demining and educating the population about the danger of mines, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller said at a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

Ursula Mueller's statement was published on the UN website.

«Eastern Ukraine also faces serve protection concerns, — it is said in the text. — It is rapidly becoming one of the most mined areas in the world, which, if not addressed, will stall reconstruction and development for many years to come. Mine clearance and risk education is needed in all conflict-affected areas, particularly along the contact line, including the checkpoints at the de-facto boarder».