Putin Leads ‘Economic Terrorism’ in Ukraine Through Mining: Official Warns

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Russian President Vladimir Putin conducts “economic terrorism” in Ukraine, clogging its farmlands and Black Sea ports with explosive mines, a Kyiv mine clearance official told Fox News.

“Ukraine has had 20+ years of mining, and for every day of war it will take an additional 30 days of mining,” said Cameron Chill, CEO of Draganfly Inc. (DPRO), Fox News explained upon his return from Kyiv.

Chill is working with Ukrainian emergency services to deploy drones to effectively locate buried mines left behind by Russian troops after they withdrew from areas around Kyiv in late March.

Dragonfly representatives help Ukrainians detect land mines after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv.

Dragonfly representatives help Ukrainians detect land mines after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv.
(Draganfly Inc.)

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However, a drone expert said the location where Russian troops left the explosives says a lot about the war Putin is waging against his own people. former Soviet neighbor.

“We were shown some fields that just seemed like there was no reason to bomb them. From what we were told, there was not even actual fighting in the area,” Chill described. “The thing is, if you just go and accidentally bomb acres and acres [of land] – it’s unsuitable.

“It is becoming unusable, unproductive land, and it looks like some kind of economic terrorism,” he added.

The war in Ukraine has been dragging on for more than four months. In April, Russian officials announced Moscow’s ambitions in Ukraine was to gain “full control” over its eastern and southern regions, although Kremlin officials made this announcement only after failing to take Kyiv for the first time after months of fighting.

Officials on the ground claim that this war is not only aimed at regaining former Soviet territories, but also at harming Kyiv.

A tractor at work in Ukraine, which together with Russia before the war accounted for 30% of world grain exports.

A tractor at work in Ukraine, which together with Russia before the war accounted for 30% of world grain exports.
(United Nations World Food Programme)

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Chill said that the Ukrainians remain unwavering in their determination to repel the Russian offensive.

“There is a very pragmatic approach to the question: “Well, what does this actually mean over the next year, three years, five years, 10 years,” he said. “I haven’t met anyone who expected it to be done by Christmas.

“Morality is stable,” Chill added.

The number of anti-personnel mines deployed by Russian forces in Ukraine remains unknown, but by mid-May Ukrainian authorities reported a whopping 80,000 mines and other explosive objects that have already been discovered, registered and defused.

“Ukraine is by far the most mined country in the world right now,” Chill said.

Dragonfly representatives help Ukrainians detect land mines after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv.

Dragonfly representatives help Ukrainians detect land mines after the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv.
(Draganfly Inc.)

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Draganfly’s unmanned technologies cannot yet detect underwater mines, but their ability to locate and record land mine sites is not only a safer method, but can speed up the clearance process by up to 40%.

Drone technology is also being explored to help clear mines, though the expert said the most effective way to address the threat of underground explosives is still to train personnel in individual bomb disposal.