For the past year and a half, Ukraine has been under relentless assault and total war by the Russian Federation. In Europe’s largest conventional invasion since World War Two, tens of thousands of troops have been killed on both sides, with untold civilian casualties in Ukraine that won’t be verified until Russian expulsion from the occupied territories.
During the ongoing Summer Ukrainian counteroffensive, one of the biggest obstacles the Ukrainian Armed Forces (ZSU) have faced is landmines. For a year and a half, Russian Forces have had the time to riddle the battlefield with deadly landmines that have maimed not only ZSU but also numerous civilians.
The sheer number of landmines will be a problem for the Ukrainian army and its vast civilian population for years to come.