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Russian mines discovered in the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions

Jun 22, 2023

In the the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, Russian mines were found that were washed away after the occupiers blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.


This was reported by Natalia Humeniuk, head of the Joint Press Center of the Operational Command "South", at a briefing at the Ukraine-Uninform Media Center.

"We have not yet recorded any cases of mines being delivered to other countries, but we have recorded cases of unauthorized detonation along the mines' downstream path. In Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, a total of 9 mines were recorded washing up on the shore, they have signs of river mines that were demolished from their positions... Unfortunately, not all of them were destroyed in a controlled manner; there were cases of uncontrolled explosion, from collision with some objects in the water and with the coast," said Humeniuk.

According to her, there were no casualties as a result of such mines, but the danger remains very high. She reminded that large "islands" of garbage are still floating on the open surface of the water, and there may be mines there.

"Mine danger on the coast has increased significantly, and local authorities are trying to limit access to the coast as much as possible to avoid endangering people," the spokeswoman said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 22/06/2023

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