The Ukrainian government says its demining forces have detected and defused more than 180,000 explosive devices since the beginning of Russia's invasion in February, APA reports citing UNIAN.
Yevhenii Yenin, the first deputy interior minister, said on Ukrainian television Monday that "one-fifth of the territory of Ukraine was contaminated with shells, mines and aerial bombs that did not explode. "
"Since the beginning of the war, our services have detected and defused more than 180,000 explosive devices. Over 68,000 hectares have already been surveyed."
Yenin said technicians were surveying about 500 hectares every week.
"In the Kyiv region, 1,000 explosive objects are still being defused every day," he said.