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Ukraine destroyed more than 3 million antipersonnel mines

As part of the Ottawa Convention, Ukraine destroyed more than 3 million banned antipersonnel mines.

“We support international efforts to fully implement the Ottawa Convention. In accordance with its obligations under Article 4 of the Ottawa Convention, Ukraine has destroyed more than 3 million antipersonnel mines and continues its ambitious project to dispose of anti-personnel mines PFM-1 and PFM-1C,” said  Anatoliy Petrenko, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Defense on European integration.

He stressed that Ukraine remains committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction.

Besides, Petrenko noted that in counteraction to the Russian aggression in Donbas Ukraine adheres to the Convention on the Prohibition or Restriction of the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Cause Excessive Damage or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (SCC).

Natalia Tolub

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