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 Donbas becoming one of the most mined areas in the world, - UN

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Ukraine's Donbas, where fighting between government forces and Russia-supported separatists continues, is becoming one of the most mined areas in the world.

This was stated by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller, Censor.NET reports.

Eastern Ukraine is rapidly becoming one of the most mined areas in the world, which, if not addressed, will stall reconstruction and development for many years to come, Mueller said in her statement.

"Mine clearance and risk education is needed in all conflict-affected areas, particularly along the contact line, including the checkpoints at the de-facto border," Mueller said.

"Ukrainians are entering the fourth winter with no definitive cease-fire on the horizon. As members of the international community, we each have a part to play in supporting conflict resolution and lasting peace. This is the only lasting humanitarian solution for millions of people in Ukraine," Mueller summed up.

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