Ukrainian soldiers have resorted to using creative tools to destroy Russian land mines which pose a long-term threat to their safety as well as civilians in the region. According to The New York Times, troops have been using dead animals, fiberglass rods, ropes, and hooks to identify and detonate land mines. Experts estimate that there could be up to 250,000 land mines still scattered across Ukraine, causing concern for public safety. The international community has been working to remove these land mines, but progress has been slow due to the ongoing fighting in the region. The use of innovative tools highlights the resourcefulness of Ukrainian troops in the face of danger and uncertainty.
Today: December 9, 2023