Date: 4 months ago   Category: Politics

Ukraine will create the center of antimine operations


Since the beginning of combat operations in Donbass by the victims of mines and shells there were 1858 people, from them 482 has died. The Verkhovna Rada at a meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 240 voices has approved the bill on antimine activity in the first reading. In the explanatory note it is emphasized that because of lack of regulation of questions of antimine activity at the legislative level in Ukraine not system mine clearing of the area, mainly along the line of demarcation, and separate objects in cleared regions is conducted. Authors of the project note that according to statistical data of the Ministry of Defence, since the beginning of combat operations in Donbass by the victims of mines and shells there were 1858 people. The number of the dead was 482 persons, of them 21 children. The list of objects and subjects of antimine activity, order of their creation, organizational and procedural bases of activity is defined by the bill; requirements to experts in the sphere of antimine activity and to mine clearing and their duty. Also it is offered to define sources of financing of antimine activity; an order of accounting of operators of antimine activity, assistance to affected persons (victims) from explosive objects, determination of the status of territories for needs of antimine activity; powers of inspectorate for quality control of antimine activity and secretariat of the Center of antimine operations and so forth. Besides, the project provides to define essential terms of the contract about purchase of works and (or) services in the sphere of antimine activity and it is offered to establish responsibility for violation of the legislation in the sphere of antimine activity of both subjects of antimine activity, and experts in the sphere of antimine activity and mine clearing. The bill assumes creation of the Center of antimine operations which will sign contracts with operators on mine clearing of the freed territories. Such works will be financed by the state budget and also the donor organizations. As it is told in the explanatory note, in the east of Ukraine it is necessary to clean about 7 thousand square kilometers from mines and shells. In this territory about 1,5 million people live. Also it will be necessary to clean 15 thousand sq.km in uncontrollable territories. We will remind, at the end of July in Horlivka controlled by separatists three teenagers have hit the mine, two of them have died. Three more children have died and one has suffered, having hit the mine near Horlivka, at the end of September. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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