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VIDEO: Ukrainian civilians learn to clear mines

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A non-governmental organization (NGO) in Denmark is showing Ukrainians how to remove mines and unexploded ordnance from battlefields as the war with Russia continues.

Ukrainian civilians are being taught how to remove mines and unexploded ordnance from abandoned battlefields.

As the war with Russia continues, demining teams are being trained by the Danish Refugee Council, an NGO that was among the first international humanitarian aid organizations to form a formal partnership with Ukraine’s state emergency services.

In Ichnia, in the southwestern part of the Ukrainian region of Chernivtsi, miners are investigating a dirt path with detectors, listening for any warning sound that could indicate a possible discovery.

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Elena, 37, gave up her fitness instructor job to travel around the country, cleaning me up.

“It simply came to our notice then. We attend training sessions on a regular basis. So there is no fear, you are aware of what you are doing and why. We are not afraid. If you follow the rules and protocols, everything will be fine. “

The team has already found 26 artillery shells, Elena told Reuters.

Local farmers and civilians are especially at risk from abandoned mines, says Demining Chief Maxim Sereda.

“All farmers are actively sowing any land they can use. They can’t use this road, so I decided to clean it up so that farmers can continue to use it. In this way, they can feel safe while processing and harvesting crops, which helps support Ukraine during the war. “

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As the harvest season begins soon, many farmers ignore the risks of working and traveling through fields that were active battlefields just a few weeks ago.

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