Vladimir Putin's horrific tactic that's killed 750 so far will take 'at least a decade' to deal with
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The war in Ukraine is well over a year into its course now, and to suggest that an end is in sight is an unlikely story.
As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin's country has been handed sanction after sanction for starting the bloody war which has seen a staggering number of casualties.
However, that hasn't seemed to do much in persuading the Russian president to pull his soldiers from the frontline in Ukraine.
The situation in Ukraine is ever-changing and for millions who are on different soil, it is a struggle to keep track of what is happening in the war-torn country.
However, The British Ministry of Defence is on hand to provide an update on the state of affairs in Ukraine.
It comes after the Kremlin claims to have captured two districts of the eastern city of Bakhmut, with the Russian Ministry of Defense saying that 'assault detachments' had captured two areas of the city.
The General Staff of Ukraine dismissed these claims, saying: "The enemy launched unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Khromove and Ivanivs’ke."
Following that, the UK's Ministry of Defence has said that Putin's latest tactic of using Russian mines have lead to 750 civilian casualties in Ukraine, which 'will take at least a decade to neutralise'.
According to the latest intelligence update, Russian mines that were left in previously controlled areas have now killed that many people.
Devastatingly, one in eight of the 750 dead were children.
The ministry wrote: "Mine-related civilian casualties continue to be reported daily in Ukraine. The most affected areas are Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts: areas Russia has previously occupied.
"With the arrival of spring, and more people involved in agricultural activities, the risk of civilian mine incidents will increase.
"Over 750 mine related casualties among civilians have been reported since the start of the invasion – one in eight has involved a child. It will likely take at least a decade to clear Ukraine of mines."
One man who has been given a guard of honour through this terrible ordeal and had the red carpet rolled out for him in many countries is President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The Ukrainian president shared a message of hope with his people this afternoon as the bloody war continues.
Alongside a series of images on Telegram, President Zelensky wrote: "We are one big family. Ukrainians. We have one big home. Ukraine.
"We have one big goal. Victory. For all."