Ukrainian President signs draft law on mine clearance in the Donbas

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko  signed draft law №9080-1 “On mine action in Ukraine.” Relevant information is listed on the draft law card on the Verkhovna Rada website. 

At the beginning of December, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading and in general the law on mine action in Ukraine, 242 deputies supported it. 

The draft law defines the list of objects and subjects of mine action, the order of completion and rules of engagement, requirements for specialists and sources of financing for mine action, as well as the status of areas requiring mine clearance. 

In addition, the document establishes the creation of a Ukrainian national authority on mine action and a center for mine action that will coordinate carrying out relevant activities.

  Ukraine, Poroshenko, Verkhovna Rada, Donbas