UN: Donbas rapidly becomes one of world's most mined areas

10:25, 25 October 2017
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Donbas in eastern Ukraine is rapidly becoming one of the most mined areas in the world, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).

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"Eastern Ukraine also faces serve protection concerns. 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," UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller said, UN OCHA reported.

"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," she said.

Read alsoUkraine updates on Donbas war casualties: Four killed, four wounded on Oct 24As UNIAN reported earlier, the situation in Donbas on Tuesday, October 24, escalated: four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded.

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