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.