Non-technical survey of liberated territories of Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts

From May 3, 2022, within the framework of the projects of the Ukrainian Deminers Association, the certified mine action operator Demining Solutions started measures for a non-technical survey of the territory (NTS) in the Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts.

NTS is the first and one of the most important stages of humanitarian demining. This is the first step towards the liberation of Ukrainian lands from explosive remnants of war.

Currently NTS teams have already surveyed 16,362,298 square meters of the dangerous territory of Kyiv region and Chernihiv oblasts. 32 confirmed/suspected hazardous areas were identified, and 32 NTS reports were prepared and uploaded to the national Mine Action Information Management System (IMSMA). In addition, on one site with a total area of ​​1,729,998 square meters, a report was prepared where no danger was confirmed and, consequently, this area can be used by the hromada for its intended purpose.

Our experts use modern geo-information systems for effective information gathering and field mapping, and also have experience in using UAVs.

We remind you that according to the National Mine Action Authority of Ukraine, about 160,000 sq. km of the territory of Ukraine needs examination for the presence of ERW. With the beginning of a full-scale war, the Ukrainian Deminers Association conducted an analysis and assessment of potentially dangerous areas that are subject to humanitarian demining procedures.

As of September 1, 2022, according to the UDA’s assessment, the total area of ​​such potentially dangerous territories was about 138,968 square meters. km. All our data were submitted to the secretariat of the National Mine Action Authority (NAA) and the Mine Action Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

All activities are conducted within the framework of UDA’s Project “Increasing the efficiency of the Humanitarian Mine Action process including Mine Victim Assistance in East Ukraine through the development of national Capacity Building” (as of February 24, 2022, the project was reoriented) with the support of the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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