Ukraine: Russian-installed Kherson official killed in bomb blast

A senior official in the Russian-installed administration of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region was killed in an apparent assassination on Friday, the deputy head of the administration told Reuters. Dmitry Savluchenko, head of the families, youth, and sports department of the Read More …

Somalia: ATMIS, UNMAS and key stakeholders conclude conference to counter IEDs

Top officials of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and key stakeholders, have concluded a three-day conference to take stock of the current measures to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), in Read More …

Some 160,000 square km of territory of Ukraine require mine clearance operations

Around 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine need to be examined for the presence of explosives, Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar has said. “Some 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine today need to be Read More …

BISON COUNTER C-IED Exercises Capability Building project kicks off

BISON COUNTER, the largest and most relevant European Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) exercise, will in the future be organised directly under the auspices of EDA instead of only benefitting from the Agency’s support, as in the past. To that Read More …

Ukraine: Interior Ministry classifies explosion in Berdyansk on Sunday as terrorist attack

The explosion that rocked the city of Berdyansk in the Zaporozhye Region on Sunday morning was a terrorist attack, Alexey Selivanov, deputy head of the local Interior Ministry department, told TASS. “It’s a terrorist attack. There was a terrorist attack Read More …

Suspect arrested in Slovakia for spreading hate speech and 3D printed weapons manuals

An investigation by the Slovak National Crime Agency (Národná kriminálna agentúra/NAKA), the Slovak Military Intelligence (Vojenské spravodajstvo), the Slovak Police (Príslušníci / PZ SR), supported by the Czech National Organized Crime Agency (Národní centrála proti organizovanému zločinu/NCOZ), the US FBI, Read More …

UK: Manchester-based landmine charity heading to Ukraine to help clear explosives left by war

A charity based in Manchester is sending a team to Ukraine to help clear explosives left by the war. The Mines Advisory Group will work with local people and Ukrainian authorities to dispose of mines and other munitions. They will Read More …