Hamburg Donates Demining Equipment to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, May 13, 2024
Hamburg Donates Demining Equipment to Ukraine

The city of Hamburg, Germany, has started providing Ukraine with critical demining equipment to help clear explosive ordnance from war-affected areas

The first of four demining machines was symbolically handed over by Hamburg's Senator for Internal Affairs, Andi Grote, to Oleksiy Makeev, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany.

Starting in June, these machines will be operational in Ukraine, with three additional units expected to be delivered by August. Senator Grote emphasized the importance of this assistance, stating, "The demining of large areas of Ukraine is one of the greatest dangers that war poses to the country's population. Therefore, we are very pleased to be able to use our expertise in the disposal of explosive ordnance in Hamburg to help reduce the number of people who die from landmines in Ukraine."

This support is part of Germany's broader role in aiding Ukraine, which includes military, political, and financial assistance. Despite some unresolved issues, such as the provision of long-range Taurus missiles, Germany remains a key supporter of Ukraine's defense efforts and its bid for EU membership.

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