About 37 thousand square kilometers it is necessary to investigate in a war zone in the Donbas to detect explosives, said Tuesday at a press conference authorized the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Viktoria Kushnir.
last Sunday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that after the start of withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line in the Donbass, the parties have initiated conversations about demining of the territories.
"The area in the area of the antiterrorist operation, which is necessary to test for the presence of explosive devices, approximately 21 thousand square kilometers are controlled by Ukrainian troops in the territory and About 16 thousand square kilometers in uncontrolled territory," - said Kushnir.
in her expressions, since the beginning of the fighting sappers found and defused About 20, 5 thousand explosive objects.
The next round of negotiations of the contact group on settlement in Donbass and its sub-working groups will be held on Tuesday in the Belarusian capital. It is expected that on Tuesday, the contact group will devote attention to the issue of demining the territory of Donbass. Authorized the OSCE in the contact group Martin Sajdik Field is completed from the last meeting said that the sub-working group security are ready to discuss the agreement on demining.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.