The representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas region, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, has stressed the importance of the demining process on the territory of Donbas, in particular, under the auspices of the United Nations.
"The fact that there are no large-scale [military] actions [now] means that we have saved the lives of many people. I think it's the most important for us ... But attacks continue, people perish …," Kuchma told reporters during a working visit to Obukhiv (Kyiv region) on Thursday.
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He said one of the most serious problems is the issue of demining in Donbas.
"This is a problem that Ukraine won’t be able to cope on its own. The whole world is ready to support us in this regard, including the United Nations," Kuchma said.