Disposal of PFM Anti-Personnel Mines will Rely on Incineration (UKRAINE)
As a spokesperson for the State Research Institute for chemicals told Ukrinform, Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Tereshchenko has signed a schedule of disposing of PFM anti-personnel mines.
The mines will be destroyed through incineration at the Zvezda Plant in Shostka, Sumy region.
Incineration equipment will be supplied by the Germany-based GTZ, which has won a relevant tender.
The project for getting rid of PFM mines will be launched in November 2006, will be financed by the EU and will cover three years. It provides for getting rid of six million anti-personnel mines of the PFM - 1, 1S types by December 2008.
In December 2005 Ukraine ratified the Ottawa Convention on banning employment, stockpiling, manufacture and transfer of anti-personnel mines.
Von: 5.8.06, Ukrainian National News Agency