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Ukraine's deadly fields: Farmers risk their lives to grow crops • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 17 Mar 2023
Around a quarter of farmland in #Ukraine is contaminated by #mines and unexploded ordnance. The problem concerns not only areas that were occupied by Russian forces, but also Ukrainian-controlled areas that came within artillery range. Demining programmes are focusing on residential areas, not fields. Yet some #farmers say they simply can’t afford to miss the spring planting season and are risking their lives by going out to work anyway. Several have already been killed. Our correspondent Gulliver Cragg reports.

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