724 people blown up by Russian mines, 226 of them being killed

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It is estimated that there are 174,000 square kilometers of land contaminated by landmines throughout Ukraine, an area larger than the combined size of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, BBC reports.

In Kharkiv Oblast, which has been affected by the war, there are occasional warning signs posted near barren, brown fields that were once active front lines. According to authorities, Kharkiv Oblast has witnessed the deaths of at least 27 individuals and injuries to 118 others since September. Additionally, over 55,000 explosive devices have been discovered in the region.

Last week Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said 724 people have been blown up by Russian mines since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February last year, with 226 of them being killed.

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