At an international conference to discuss the reconstruction of Ukraine, which has been severely damaged by Russia's military invasion, the Ukrainian government emphasized that restoration and reconstruction would require more than 101 trillion yen in Japanese yen.

He suggested that some of the costs should be devoted to the assets of Russian officials, who have been frozen in each country due to sanctions.

The international conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine was held in Lugano in southern Switzerland on the 4th, and representatives of government officials from about 40 countries such as Japan, Europe and the United States, as well as international organizations such as EU-European Union organizations and the World Bank. Also attended.

In it, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal unveiled for the first time his plans for reconstruction.

According to this, restoration and reconstruction will be carried out in three stages according to the degree of urgency. First, restoration of infrastructure such as water services and bridges, which are indispensable for people's lives, will be promoted, and then facilities such as schools and hospitals will be reconstructed. After that, he plans to tackle long-term issues such as economic recovery with an emphasis on the environment.

In addition, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized that restoration and reconstruction currently requires a total of about 750 billion dollars, or more than 101 trillion yen in Japanese yen, and part of the cost was invaded by the military invasion of Ukraine. He suggested that the assets of Russian officials, which have been frozen in each country due to the sanctions, should be used.

On the final day, the 5th, representatives from each country will announce their respective support policies, but Japan is expected to provide support that makes use of the experience of the earthquake, such as the disposal of debris from buildings. about it.

Landmine damage that hinders reconstruction

In Ukraine, many land mines and unexploded ordnance remain even in areas where Russian troops have withdrawn, and the Ukrainian State of Emergency Agency says it will take at least 10 years to remove all of them, such as rebuilding people's lives and resuming agriculture. It is a major obstacle to reconstruction.

Of these, in Kiuv Oblast, where Russian troops withdrew from the surrounding area in early April, there are many people who have been damaged by land mines buried in forest roads and agricultural lands.

Petro Kashpilko, a carpenter in Kieu, lost his right ankle on April 9 when he stepped on a land mine on a forest road near Kieu.

Regarding the situation at that time, Mr. Kashpilko said, "I stepped on a land mine and it exploded. I stopped bleeding myself with a leather belt, but I cried out with terrible pain. My daughter came and we both got off the forest road. I got out. "

According to Mr. Kashpilko, on the same forest road, there were multiple casualties due to other landmine damage. "Everywhere there were Russian soldiers, landmines are buried. Targeting residents. Landmines are a war crime by Russia. "

Kashpilko now goes to a rehab facility three days a week and hopes to be able to work as a carpenter as before.

In Kiwi, local governments are calling attention to residents by putting up signs at the entrances of forests and forest roads to inform them of the danger of explosives such as land mines, and land mines are being removed in various places.

"Irpin uses land mines, rockets, bombs and all kinds of weapons, and you can still find many such explosives," said Krafchuk, Deputy Mayor of Irpin near Kyiv. I explained that I am also focusing on it.

He added, "People are back, but I'm afraid because I don't know what's under the debris. It's an obstacle to reconstruction." I was complaining that it was a hindrance to.