In the Kherson region, a man lost his leg after blowing up on a Russian mine
The victim stumbled upon enemy explosives in the forest near the village of Malaya Aleksandrovka.
Today, March 20, in the Kherson region, a man lost his leg after being blown up by a Russian mine.
This was announced by the speaker of the operational command “South” Vladislav Nazarov. He noted that the event took place in the morning near the village of Malaya Aleksandrovka.
“A 35-year-old man stumbled upon enemy explosives in the forest. The victim was seriously injured – he lost his left leg. Doctors are now operating on him,” the report says.
War in Ukraine – demining
As UNIAN reported, as of January 23, almost a third of all territories of Ukraine were contaminated with explosive objects. Pyrotechnicians now mainly work in the Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
At the end of February, it became known that five thousand sappers from private firms of international partners would arrive in the Kherson region to carry out humanitarian demining. It is necessary to ensure the safety of farmers during the performance of their work.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, explosives have already examined more than 100,000 hectares of territory and neutralized more than 400,000 shells. Also, more than 200 thousand explosive items have already been seized.