Ukrainians taught how to clear mines in Kosovo

STORY: The course is being run by local trainers who participated in clearing tens of thousands of mines and cluster bombs left by departing Serb forces and unexploded devices from NATO airplanes.

"The war in Ukraine is intensifying but also there is a big need to clear unexploded devices," said trainer Hekuran Dula.

He works for the Mines Awareness Trust (MAT), a school that trains hundreds of cadets from around the world as deminers each year, having cleared mines in Kosovo and other countries including Iraq, Mozambique and Libya.

Ukrainian army and government officials say all areas retaken after Russian occupation have been planted with mines, and Prime Minister Denys Shmygal estimates that, in all, more than 115,000 sq miles of territory will have to be cleared.

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