The Slovenia Times

ITF to Start Cleaning Ukraine of Landmines


ITF said in a press release a day after Russia and Ukraine reached a ceasefire that it started fund-raising activities for "implementation of projects aiming to diminish the devastating consequences of the armed conflict in Ukraine".

"The post-conflict rehabilitation shall reduce immediate and long-term humanitarian threat posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW) as well as their socio-economic impact."

ITF plans to carry out a technical assessment of the landmine and ERW problem, which will be "followed by activities as agreed with the Ukrainian government".

The implementation of the memorandum will depend on political and security situation in Ukraine, which "still remains uncertain".

"ITF also plans to continue in 2015 a psychosocial rehabilitation program in Slovenia for children - victims of armed conflict in Ukraine supported by the government of Slovenia which was initiated already in 2013," the press release said.


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