TheVoiceOfJoyce after the jubilation of retaking Kherson, Russian mines remain in great quantity, including, the outlawed butterfly mine. The Black Sea has been mined and many have drifted to the Romanian , Turkish coasts along the Black Sea. Residents are warned to not enter building without army clearance. Fields, homes, apartments have been mined and booby trapped. It can take years to remove these destruction bomb. The counteroffensive continues.

The work to demine the region could take months if not years. Witnesses and military officers have told the Guardian that the Russians have left mines and tripwires everywhere.

“The Russians mined everything they could,” said Oleksandr Valeriiovych, a soldier based in Posad-Pokrovske who is helping to clean up the area retaken from the Russians. “Roads, lands, bridges, houses, buildings. Everything. We find mines all the time. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” he said.

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