The Ukraine recently destroyed 400,000 landmines in its effort to reduce the millions of landmines stockpiled within its boundaries. The following article discusses the destruction project, which began in 2002 and was sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as part of the Partnership for Peace Program (PfP) and involved Ukrainians destroying and recycling mines into children’s toys.
"NATO-Sponsored Project Reduces Massive Mine Stockpile Across Eastern Ukraine,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 7
, Article 27.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss2/27