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​New Creative Way to Dispose Non-Detonated russian Ammunition is Win-Win Situation for Ukraine

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Ukraine is looking for beneficial way to clear its territory / Photo credit: the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Ukraine is looking for beneficial way to clear its territory / Photo credit: the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Modern mine clearance vehicles allow not only to clear territories of dangerous explosive devices, but also to produce new ammunition for army needs

Instead of just destroying unexploded shells and mines, it is possible to obtain the stuff from them to create new ones. This became possible due to modern demining systems, that are already widely used in countries where hostilities have been and large areas are mined.

Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Yuriy Dzhyhyr explained that Ukraine was looking for ways to obtain such systems, as well as the Ministry of Defense was preparing relevant legislative changes to launch the pilot project as soon as possible.

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"The strengths of this initiative are that the complexes are mobile, their movement and disposal are safe, and they make it possible to reuse the resulting disposal products for the production of new ammunition," Dzhyhyr said to ArmyInform.

New Creative Way to Dispose Non-Detonated russian Ammunition is Win-Win Situation for Ukraine, Defense Express
Huge territory of Ukraine is contaminated with russian non-detonated shells / Photo credit: the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

It also provides approximate estimates of the Ukrainian territory that is currently contaminated with shells and mines and where hostilities are currently taking place. This is up to two million hectares of fields in the liberated territories. Another six million hectares of land are potentially under threat in the temporarily occupied territory.

"According to various estimates, more than 20% of the ammunition produced do not detonate. The active use of mines aslo should be taken into account. What should we do next? We see technological solutions, and we are trying to launch mobile ammunition disposal systems," said Yuriy Dzhyhyr.

Earlier Defense Express reported that Ukraine's Navy had left russia with no ability to mine the Black Sea.

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