The UN has called the Donbass one of the most heavily mined regions in the world

Pro-Russian militants occupied territory of Donbass is one of the most heavily mined regions in the world.

This was at the briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, said the assistant UN Secretary General for humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller, RBC-Ukraine online reports.

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According to Mueller, if this will not solve the problem, it will stop the development of the region for many years to come.

“Mine clearance and education about the risk of mines must, in all conflict-affected areas, especially along the line of contact, including checkpoints on the de facto border,” – said the representative of the United Nations.

Earlier it was reported that at least 1.6 million Ukrainian citizens were displaced in 2014, more than 3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to Russian military aggression and occupation.