Today, 28 certified operators work in Ukraine, another 48 are in the process of certification, 3.5 thousand sappers, and 32 heavy machines for humanitarian demining.
This was announced by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Minister of Economy, Yuliia Svyrydenko, during the panel discussion “Humanitarian Demining of Ukraine: A Look to the Future” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Over the past year, more than 10% of territories or about 18 thousand square kilometers of Ukrainian lands, which were considered potentially contaminated, have already been returned to use. To speed up the processes of humanitarian demining, efforts are being made to attract private capital and investments.
Ukraine’s main goal for 2024 in the field of humanitarian demining is to launch a market for relevant services.
Therefore, the Ministry of Economy plans to implement several legislative, technological, and financial initiatives in this regard.
Currently, emphasis is being placed on the application of innovative technologies in demining, as well. In particular, the use of drones, satellite images, remote earth scanning technologies, and the involvement of artificial intelligence.