Libyan Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training in Ukraine

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigation Agency. The Read More …

Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line. Sheltering in the basement of his family home in eastern Ukraine, Volodymyr Zayika, 71, Read More …

3 Blasts Rock Donetsk Including One Near Hotel Hosting OSCE Mission – Officials

Three explosions went off in central Donetsk, with two of them happening near the hotel where representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe mission stay, the authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Monday. “There have Read More …

There’s only one way to tackle Ukraine’s infestation of mines … slowly

“I am not afraid,” says 80 year-old Lidiya Korolyova as she walks across a snow-covered field to check on a suspicious object. It might be a landmine, lying in wait among the trees not far from her village of Ozerne Read More …

EU provides Ukraine with extra EUR 4 mln humanitarian funding

The European Union has allocated an additional EUR 4 million to continue delivering much needed humanitarian assistance in eastern Ukraine at the onset of winter. “The civilian population in eastern Ukraine continues to suffer following four years of conflict. The Read More …

UK to extend military training operation in Ukraine until 2020

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the country’s commitment to extend its military training operation in Ukraine for an additional two years. Delivered through Operation Orbital, the military training operation in Ukraine will continue until 2020 and would include Read More …

Ukraine: Top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk blast

The head of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing. Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine confirmed that key separatist Read More …