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    February 10, 2018

    Expert: It will take 40 years to de-mine Donbass

    February 10 , 2018 - FRN - 
    Politnavigator - translated by Inessa Sinchougova

    As it stands at the moment (the fifth year of the war) the post-war mine clearance process of the Donbass will take at least forty years.

    This was stated at the press conference on the topic: "Humanitarian de-mining of Donbass", by the president of the International Anti-Terrorist Unity, Colonel Alexander Diechek.

    "The problem (with humanitarian demining - Ed.) is characterized by three figures. This is the clearing area - more than 7 thousand square kilometers, a vast territory.

    The second is the time of mine clearance. According to the UN, one year of war is extrapolated to ten years of mine clearance. To clear our territory - we will need almost forty years," Dichek said.

    The expert noted that, for example, in Croatia, the demining has been going on for 19 years, in Bosnia and Herzegovina - it's in its 17th year, Azerbaijan also - the 17th year.

    "The third figure is the price of the work. For any country, this is a very expensive "hobby." According to experts, about 10 years of work will cost $500-600 million dollars, "- added Alexander Dicek.

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