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EU hands over MV-10 demining system to Ukraine

EU hands over MV-10 demining system to Ukraine High Representative/Vice-President (HR/VP) Josep Borrel (Photo: Getty Images)

The European Union has transferred the DOK-ING MV-10 mine-clearing system to Ukraine. It was received by the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine, according to the EU press service.

"This is the latest delivery in the framework of the European Union's EUR 25 million support package for humanitarian demining in Ukraine announced at the EU-Ukraine Summit of February 2023," the statement said.

The package is intended to meet the urgent needs of Ukrainian state demining operators, starting from basic equipment for demining teams and ending with pyrotechnic transport means and robotic demining systems.

The MV-10 demining system neutralizes anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, as well as other unexploded ordnance, and is suitable for processing large areas.

Thanks to remote control, it is exceptionally safe to operate. It can demine up to 4000 square meters per hour on steep slopes. EU support in demining also includes a special training course for Ukrainian operators working on the MV-10 system.

Demining in Ukraine

Due to Russian aggression in Ukraine and active hostilities, our country is contaminated with explosive objects. Some analysts call Ukraine the most mined country in the world.

In this regard, Lithuania has led the coalition for demining Ukraine. The first meeting of partners has already taken place.