OSCE to hand over equipment to support mine action in Ukraine

13:28, 13 June 2019
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Representatives of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine will hand over demining and other equipment to Ukrainian governmental ministries during a joint presentation entitled "Humanitarian Mine Action: OSCE's Help to Mitigate Conflict Effects for People," on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Kyiv.

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The event will provide insights into the legal and institutional framework for mine action and the functionality of IMSMA, a digital mapping database used for the planning and co-ordination of demining work. A practical demonstration of the demining equipment that is being provided by the OSCE to Ukrainian mine action agencies is also planned, the OSCE said.

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense and State Emergency service will receive metal detectors and protective equipment. The Ministry of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons will be provided with computers and other items that will enable it to carry out mine risk education efforts and use IMSMA.

Speakers at the presentation will include Henrik Villadsen, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, Marek Varga, Deputy Head of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship Task Force and representatives of the Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons and the Ministry of Defense and State Emergency Service.

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