Ukraine's goal is to bring 80% of potentially mined areas back into use in less than 10 years. Last year, more than 200,000 hectares of agricultural land were returned to use after inspection and clearance. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a Government session on January 9.
"We will involve innovative developments in demining, create joint production of demining equipment with partners, train specialists, and develop the market of mine action operators," the Prime Minister said.
According to the Head of Government, the state budget for this year, in particular, provides UAH 3 billion for compensation to farmers and other landowners who will use the services of demining operators.
At the same time, Denys Shmyhal emphasized that security of logistics, trade and investment was crucial for the economy. Thus, the Ukrainian maritime trade corridor has been operating since 2023 thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"In 5 months, 15 million tonnes of export cargo, mainly food, have passed through this corridor. The Danube port cluster is also operating successfully.
Thanks to this, in December, compared to November, we increased maritime exports by 30%," the Head of Government noted.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the key to success was also the insurance of ships against war risks. Ukraine launched this project jointly with leading British insurers. Simultaneously, an investment insurance mechanism is being implemented together with MIGA and DFC. In addition, 14 export credit agencies from different countries provide guarantees to their businesses for investment in Ukraine.