Deminers injured in Kherson explosion


Two police officers were injured in Kherson Oblast due to an explosion of ammunition while clearing territory of mines, the Kherson's press service of regional police reported on Facebook on May 7.

An incident took place in Bilohirka, reported by regional police. Victims were transported to the hospital with injuries from a mine blast, shrapnel, and contusions. The condition of the law enforcement officers is stable, with no threat to their lives.

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Ukraine's Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko stated on April 5 that approximately 25% of Ukraine's territory is now contaminated with mines and explosive devices due to Russia's full-scale invasion.

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Previously, it was reported that 30% of Ukraine's territory has been mined due to Russia's invasion, equivalent in size to two Austrian territories. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Emergency Service anticipate that it could take up to ten years to fully clear these areas of mines.

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