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Four Ukrainian policemen were killed during a mine clearance operation in the Kherson region

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Four policemen were killed on Wednesday as a result of the explosion of Russian mines in the Kherson region, said the chief of the Ukrainian police, Ihor Klymenko. Among the dead was the chief of police in the region.

Four policemen were killed and four others were injured in the explosion of Russian mines on Wednesday. The killed and injured officers were engaged in the removal of explosives in the liberated areas of the Kherson region in southern Ukraine, the chief commander of the Ukrainian police, Ihor Klymenko, reported on Facebook.

The fatalities came from the Cherkasy region in the central part of the country. One of those killed was the region’s police chief, Mykhailo Kuratchenko. The condition of the injured policemen is serious, doctors are fighting for their lives, Klymenko wrote on social media.

Demining of the bomb in ChernihivFacebook/ДСНС України

The Russians fled, left their charges behind

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Kherson and the western part of Kherson Oblast, located on the right bank of the Dnieper, were liberated on November 11. The lands on the eastern side of the river are under Russian occupation.

A few days after withdrawing from Kherson, Russian troops began shelling the city with cannons and rocket launchers. Earlier, even before the authorities in Kiev regained control over Kherson, Ukrainian civilian and military analysts warned that the enemy was preparing firing positions on the eastern bank of the Dnieper, thus preparing to attack the capital of the oblast.

The explosives left behind by the Russian army pose a serious threat to the Ukrainian civilian population. Every few days there are reports of fatalities due to stepping on or running over a mine. On October 2 alone, mines exploded in various regions of Ukraine, killing at least six people.

Main photo source: Facebook/ДСНС України

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