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Ministry of Defense approved project on mine action until 2033

Ministry of Defense approved project on mine action until 2033 The Ministry of Defense has approved a project for mine action until 2033 (photo: Getty Images)

The Ministry of Defense has approved the National Mine Action Strategy project until 2033, according to the Ministry of Defense.

"The adoption of a series of important decisions aimed at improving the situation regarding mine action in Ukraine, which has arisen due to the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation," the statement said.

In particular, the draft National Mine Action Strategy until 2033 was approved. It will soon be submitted for consideration and approval by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

"The main task of the National Mine Action Authority is to formulate state policy and coordinate all mine action measures in Ukraine, including humanitarian demining," the Ministry of Defense explained.

Demining of the Black Sea

Due to the issue of a large number of drifting mines in the Black Sea and the continuation of Russian attacks in Ukrainian waters, Ukraine continues to strengthen cooperation with NATO member countries on maritime demining.

Last week, Bulgarian Minister of Defense Todor Tagarev stated that the country's agreement with Romania and Turkey to create a mine clearance group in the Black Sea will soon be signed. After that, the mission will commence.

On January 11, Turkish Defense Minister Yaşar Güler, his Romanian counterpart Angel Tîlvăr, and Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov signed a memorandum of understanding in Istanbul to establish a trilateral initiative for explosive ordnance disposal.

Moreover, recently, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy, Dmytro Pletenchuk, revealed the estimated time required for demining the Black Sea. Yesterday, he also announced that the operation of the Ukrainian grain corridor has returned to full capacity following Russia's full-scale invasion.