The Ministry of defence of Ukraine said Tuesday that the bomb squad has defused more than 16 thousand explosives since the beginning of the confrontation in the Donbass.
"Since the beginning of the antiterrorist operation military engineers defused in the area ATO 16, 489 thousands of mines and homemade bombs, mines and other devices, cleared 58 objects, cleared of explosive devices 585 kilometers of roads and highways and 17 kilometres of railway track ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of defence.
according to the Ministry, last week the engineering unit of the armed forces discovered and defused 154 explosives.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.