Over the past week, specialists of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have removed 5,321 explosive devices from more than 431 hectares of land and 71 roads, the command of the Armed Forces reported, Kyiv Independent reports.

Mines on the Ukrainian front Photo: Ercin Erturk / AFP / Profimedia

Since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, specialists have seized more than 150,000 explosive devices throughout Ukraine, including in territories liberated from Russian occupation.

About 6 million people in Ukraine are at risk of landmines, and thousands of people may die or be injured if appropriate measures are not taken, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.

About 250 people have died from mines in Ukraine, more than 500 have been injured or maimed since the beginning of the general war, Shmigal said on October 9.

According to Ukrainian officials, almost a third of Ukraine’s territory has been mined since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Ukraine has developed its own demining machines, and its allies have also provided their own equipment, such as the Revival P mechanized demining machine from Azerbaijan.

In addition, the Western allies promised Kyiv almost 500 million euros in demining assistance by October 11.