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The Swiss manufacturer of demining machines will help with the clearing of de-occupied territories

02 Feb, 2023
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The Swiss manufacturer of demining machines will help with the clearing of de-occupied territories

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Representatives of the Ministry of Reintegration and the State Emergency Service held a meeting with the general director of the Swiss manufacturer of mechanized demining equipment Global Clearance Solutions (GCS).

International partners have announced their intention to help equip the pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service and the State Special Transport Service with mechanized demining equipment, as well as to open a company office in Kyiv that will enable the maintenance of machines manufactured by GCS.

During the meeting, the Swiss partners were offered to start cooperation within the scope of activities of the Coordinating Headquarters for De-occupied Territories and the National Authority for Mine Action.

The result of such cooperation should be the targeted involvement of machines for clearing mines and unexploded ordnance in locations responsible for the livelihood of the civilian population.

For this purpose, the Ministry of Reintegration and Global Clearance Solutions has started preparations for concluding a Memorandum.

The mechanized means of demining will help significantly speed up cleaning territories contaminated with explosive objects. After all, according to preliminary estimates by experts, the total area of ​​the freed territories, probably contaminated by explosive objects, as of January 2023 is 108 thousand square kilometers.


The Odessa Journal

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