At least 5 years will need to defuse mined the territory of Donbass, said the Commissioner of Kiev in the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbass, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma.
"by results of examination of experts on mine clearance of Donbass need five years. Because there is no even cards. Mined and went. What's next - no one no headache. And after themselves, the minefields and lose a life ", - quotes the expression Kuchma, the Ukrainian news Agency
according to him, the Issue of demining the territory of Donbass is one of the major issues, solutions to which are looking for participants of the trilateral contact group. They also do water and gas supply, heating, coal trade, communications and other issues that need to be addressed. The main, according to him, remains a Question of war and peace in the East of Ukraine.
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.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. The authorities LNR have started to withdraw arms 3 October, 5 October, the Military also began to take vehicles in the Luhansk region. Power DND told that there are plans to begin withdrawal of heavy weapons in the 2nd part of October.