Mine clearance in Karabakh could take up to 20 years

Mine clearance in Karabakh could take up to 20 years

There is still a high degree of mine pollution in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, head of the Humanitarian Demining Center Samvel Mesropyan said.

"Since September 27, we have found and cleared nearly 30-40,000 unexploded pieces of ammunition in Khankendi alone," Samvel Mesropyan told RIA Novosti.

According to him, during the search, the demining group also finds explosive objects that had remained in the soil since the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in the early 1990s.

“It will take us 15-20 years to demine, and maybe more than that,” Mesropyan added.

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