De-mining in the east of Ukraine may take decades.

"It's one of the most mined regions in the world. Even as the fighting continues, de-mining is already underway. But it will likely take decades to clear the region," Deutsche Welle reported.

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Since 2014, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict caused by the occupation of the region by Russia — nearly 2,000 of them as a result of coming into contact with land mines, munitions and other unexploded devices.