Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman of the Ukrainian Navy
June 28, 2023, 15:07

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Ukrainian navy have destroyed over 100 sea mines on the coast

These mines are many years old and “very unstable.” That’s why it will take years to clear the Black Sea of mines. This was stated by Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

The officer emphasized that demining will be possible to start only after the end of hostilities on land and sea, Pletenchuk said.

“Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, we have neutralized more than 100 anchor mines that were washed up on the coast due to storms. And there will be a lot of work to be done, for years to come, because the russians are using marine anchor mines made in the 70s and 80s, they are very unstable. Moreover, many anti-landing mines and summer anchor mines got into the sea due to the blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam,” – the officer added.

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