The demand in Ukraine for anti-mine equipment is “desperately huge”. Ukraine will receive additional demining equipment from South Korea. “We are thinking of expanding our support"
The demand in Ukraine for anti-mine equipment is “desperately huge”. Ukraine will receive additional demining equipment from South Korea.
This was reported by Reuters with reference to the statement of Kim Tae-hyo, the deputy adviser to the president of this country on national security.
“We are thinking of expanding our support [by supplying] mine detectors and demining equipment,” a South Korean official told a briefing.
Kim Tae-hyo emphasized that the demand in Ukraine for such equipment was assessed as “desperately huge”.
As is well known, one of the factors holding back the Ukrainian counteroffensive is the fact that the Russian occupiers have set up minefields along the entire line of the southern front. This slows down the movement of the Armed Forces and leads to the loss of military equipment, particularly Western models.
In addition, in the de-occupied territories, the Russian troops left behind a large number of mines and explosive objects that threaten the civilian population.
The agency reminded that although South Korea is a significant arms exporter, this country still does not supply Ukraine with lethal weapons. This was explained by the fact that such supplies could negatively affect relations with Russia and the ability to influence the regime of communist North Korea through the Kremlin.