Ukrainian demining unit clears village of explosives

STORY: Videos obtained by Reuters showed the unit finding and clearing fragments of explosives that were said to be anti-personnel mines using an improvised wooden stick carrying a cut-out plastic bottle on its tip.

Reuters has not independently verified the date and location of the video.

The head of the police unit, Yaroslav Kostin, said his crew had cleared anti-personnel mines in the village of Udy, some 4.35 miles from the Russian border, a claim Reuters could not verify.

The demining unit displayed mines, projectiles, and weapons they said they had found near Russian positions in Udy in the nearby town of Zolochiv.