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In North Ukraine, 500,000 mines installed, second defense line is built

In North Ukraine, 500,000 mines installed, second defense line is built Photo: the second defense line is being built in the north of Ukraine (press service of the Joint Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces)

In northern Ukraine, military has laid 500,000 anti-tank mines. A second line of defense is being constructed near the border in case of a potential repeat invasion, reports the press-service of the Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Military officials note that since the beginning of June 2022 and until now, over 500,000 anti-tank mines have been installed on the main directions of a potential enemy advance. Anti-tank minefields, sets of anti-personnel explosive devices, shells, mined obstacles, and others have been created.

"The density of mine-explosive barriers in the Northern operational zone has increased by 16 times. Non-explosive barriers have also been installed, and objects of transport infrastructure, including bridges and roads, have been prepared for demolition," say the defenders.

Additionally, under the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, work continues on equipping positions for the second line of defense in northern Ukraine, with the involvement of local authorities. The Ukrainian Armed Forces emphasize that the northern border has become impassable for the enemy.

"In close cooperation with the heads of military administrations, we are constructing military engineering and fortification structures, installing additional observation cameras. This work has been carried out 24/7, 365 days a year," the statement says.

Border protection

From the first days of the full-scale invasion, Belarus has been assisting Russia in the war against Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russians have concentrated about 19,000 military personnel in the territories of the Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod regions.

Therefore, Ukrainian military continues to strengthen border security. Recently, defenders in the north of Ukraine conducted exercises, traversing obstacle courses and practicing assaults.