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​UK Provides Ukraine with Equipment for Territory Demining

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Britain supplies the Defense Forces of Ukraine with a large batch of equipment for demining the territory / Photo: Sons of Liberty International/Facebook
Britain supplies the Defense Forces of Ukraine with a large batch of equipment for demining the territory / Photo: Sons of Liberty International/Facebook

The UK Government has supplied the Defense Forces of Ukraine with a large batch of mine clearing and explosive ordnance disposal equipment

This is reported by slovoidilo.ua with reference to a press release published on the British government website.

The UK Ministry of Defense emphasized that Ukraine received over 1,500 sets of both vehicle-mounted and ‘on-the person’ mine clearing and explosive ordnance disposal equipment.

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Great Britain is expected to provide "additional demining capabilities" in future military aid packages too.

In addition, Royal Engineers sappers have delivered crucial explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) training to Ukrainian soldiers to disable mines, munitions and other explosive devices that are being used in Ukraine and are currently one of the biggest threats to the safety of civilians in the country.

Members of 35 EngineerUK Provides Ukraine with Equipment for Territory Demining, Regiment EOD&S are teaching Ukrainian sappers bomb disposal skills in Poland, Defense Express
Members of 35 Engineer Regiment EOD&S are teaching Ukrainian sappers bomb disposal skills in Poland / Photo credit: The UK MoD

Training includes how to conduct a threat brief, plan mine-disposal operations, and practical lessons on how to clear not only vast swathes of land, but also trench systems, bunkers and civilian buildings. Final assessments involve search teams covering a complex area with a designated commander.

Soldiers use metal detectors and personnel mine extraction kits and are taught how to adapt the equipment they have available on the front line. They have also been trained on equipment donated by the UK, including VALLON detectors.

UK Provides Ukraine with Equipment for Territory Demining, The UK has provided Ukraine with 1,500 Vallons, Defense Express
The UK has provided Ukraine with 1,500 Vallons, which are used to clear a path / Photo via BBC.com

According to the UK MoD, Mines present one of the biggest obstacles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as they seek to re-take illegally occupied land. It is critical to the success of the ongoing counter-offensive that Ukraine has the resources to deal with mines; this thorough and tailored training package teaches soldiers munition recognition, disposal methods and search procedures to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mines, booby traps and trip wires.

UK Provides Ukraine with Equipment for Territory Demining, Ukraine is now the most heavily mined country in the world, Defense Express
Ukraine is now the most heavily mined country in the world / Photo credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

As Defense Express reported, Republic of Korea Handed Over the K600 Rhino Combat Engineering Vehicles to Ukraine.

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