09 February 2023,   13:11
Mine terror is even crueler and meaner than a missile terror - Zelensky

Mine terror will be among the charges brought against Russia for aggression. It is even crueler and meaner than a missile terror because there is no mine defense system that could destroy at least part of the threat, as the Ukrainian air defense system does. Such a statement made the President of Ukraine.

“I have just signed the decrees on awarding posthumously the policemen whose lives were taken yesterday in the Kherson region by Russian mines. The title of Hero of Ukraine was awarded to police colonel Mykhailo Kuratchenko. Orders “For Courage” - to police captains Ihor Melnyk and Serhiy Nenada and police corporal Vadym Perizhko. Once again, my condolences…

They did everything for the safety of Ukrainians. Already returning after completing one of the tasks, when they removed weapons and ammunition from the cache of the occupiers, many of which were left in the Kherson region, the policemen stumbled upon a mine trap.

And this is the form of Russian terror that will have to be countered for years to come. Terrorists deliberately try to leave behind as many death traps as possible. Buried landmines, tripwire mines, mined buildings, cars and infrastructure... This is more than 170 000 square kilometers of dangerous territory.

I am sure: this will be among the charges against Russia for aggression - precisely mine terror. Which is even more cruel and meaner than a missile one, because there is no anti-mine system that could destroy at least part of the threat, as our air defense does.

I am grateful to all our partners who help Ukraine with demining. Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Slovakia, ambassadors and donors of United24 and many others who understand how important it is that Ukraine is not left alone with the problem of the territory mined by the occupiers”, - said Volodymyr Zelensky.