KYIV (Reuters) – The Netherlands will ship Ukraine a thousand chargers for distant demining, Dutch Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren stated on a go to to Kyiv.
The announcement coincides with closely mined Russian defence traces slowing down a Ukrainian counteroffensive to recapture territory seized by Russia since its forces invaded in February 2022.
“There’s a determination to supply a couple of thousand transportable chargers for distant demining that may make passageways in engineered obstacles,” Ollongren was quoted as saying on the Ukrainian defence ministry web site at a gathering with Ukrainian minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Tuesday.
“Now, as I do know, you might be dealing with the issue of extraordinarily dense mining of territories,” she stated.
Earlier on Tuesday, German Overseas Minister Annalena Baerbock stated that serving to Ukraine to get throughout a large land mine belt can change into a joint effort by Germany and different companions.
(Reporting by Nick Starkov in Kyiv, writing by Maria Tsvetkova in New York; enhancing by Grant McCool)