OSCE hands over demining equipment to Ukraine

OSCE hands over demining equipment to Ukraine

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Representatives of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine have handed over demining and other equipment to Ukrainian authorities.

The presentation entitled “Humanitarian Mine Action: OSCE’s Help to Mitigate Conflict Effects for People” was attended by Henrik Villadsen, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, Marek Varga, Deputy Head of the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship Task Force, and representatives of the Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, the Defense Ministry and the State Emergency Service.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and State Emergency Service received metal detectors and protective equipment. The Ministry of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs was provided with computers and other items that would enable it to carry out mine risk education efforts and use IMSMA.

The equipment and policy development support is part of a project implemented by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine with financial support from Global Affairs Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Slovak Republic, the Kingdom of Norway, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America.


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