KHARKIV OBLAST, Mar 7 — Between February 29 and March 6, sappers defused about 1,600 explosive devices and demined almost 115 hectares of territory in the Kharkiv Oblast.

In addition, they inspected 39 hectares of agricultural land, reported the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Pyrotechnics also demined 5.5 kilometers of roads and 20 other objects. They also worked on critical communications, demining 0.5 kilometers of gas pipelines and almost nine kilometers of power lines.

Specialists connected 562 subscribers to the power grid and restored power supply to 2,429 consumers.

On March 6, sappers demined almost 16 hectares of territory, 3.5 hectares of agricultural land, and one facility. On the same day, they inspected 1.6 km of roads and 1.5 km of power lines. Sappers also defused 293 explosive munitions.

As of February 29, 2024, 156,000 km² of Ukraine’s territory is potentially contaminated and requires inspection and further demining, said Serhii Reva, head of the Humanitarian Demining Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Sappers need to inspect and demine about 25.8% of the country’s territory. Over two years of the full-scale war, SES deminers defused more than 470,000 explosive munitions over an area of more than 1,170 km².

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