Ukrainian authorities are clearing mines in the northern city of Kharkov, located in northeastern Ukraine, looking for explosives that did not explode.
Bomb disposal experts in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov worked on Wednesday (April 27th) to clear the remaining landmines in residential areas.
Explosive device disposal teams patrolled north of the city in search of unexploded ordnance. A device, described by engineers as an anti-tank mine, was discovered in a residential neighborhood, where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Reuters could not independently verify the type of me seen.
Authorities search for Kharkov mines after similar operations were launched in northern Kiev in early April
Public services regularly patrol to locate scattered mines during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the area.
A video from April 4, 2022, which is said to show a demining operation in the Kyiv region, was released by the Ukrainian state emergency service. Reuters did not independently verify the content of the video.
The images show rescuers taking out and transporting artillery shells in residential areas, amid heavily damaged apartment buildings and burned cars, according to Reuters.
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the emergency services told the newly liberated areas of the Kyiv region to be vigilant, saying that more than 1,500 explosives were found in one day during a search in the village of Dmytrivka, west of capital.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said efforts were underway to clean up the mines and secure the areas, but advised residents who had fled to stay away for the time being.
The emergency services reported that a demining operation was underway near Kyiv, but Russia also accused Ukraine of putting me
On March 19, 2022, Russia warned of the dangers posed by minesweepers by Ukrainian military forces in the Black Sea after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, stating that the mines could drift into the Bosphorus Strait or even into the Bosphorus. Mediterranean Sea, reports FP.
“After the start of the Russian military operation (February 24), Ukrainian naval forces installed mine barriers off the ports of Odessa, Otteakov, Chernomorsk and Yushni,” the Russian security service (FSB) said in a statement. “obsolete” mines, manufactured in the first half of the twentieth century.
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