Here and Now
Evgeny Yashchenko - the commander of the demining crew
In the Special Military Operation area, Evgeny Yashchenko was the commander of the demining crew within the joint International Mine Action Centre unit. When Yevgeny's unit arrived in Donbass, they discovered thousands of anti-personnel mines scattered across parks, streets, and roads. 'It's a bustling city. There's transport, people walking about, or at work. Sappers are on duty, collecting and destroying mines in the city centre, by the Donbass Arena. We had to work everywhere,' recalls Evgeny. Modern mines are extremely dangerous as they can be disguised as harmless objects or buried underground. That's why the bomb squad specialists do not only work with a mine detector, but also with trained dogs. Watch the documentary to discover more about this dangerous, yet life-saving profession.