12 Feb 2024 GLOBSEC demining report – One Step Away From Death: Humanitarian Demining in Ukraine
KEY STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING DOK-ING, DISCUSSED HUMANITARIAN DEMINING CRITICAL GAPS AND REQUIREMENTS DURING THE WORKING DINNER IN BRUSSELS
Brussels, Belgium, January 2024. –Iuliia Osmolovska, Director of GLOBSEC’s Kyiv Office, presented the key findings from the latest GLOBSEC demining report “Cleaning the Augean Stables: Humanitarian Demining in Ukraine” during the working dinner held in Brussels on January 23rd 2024. The event was co-hosted by the office of the Member of the European Parliament Karlo Ressler and GLOBSEC, one of the leading global security and defence think tanks.
The event gathered a select group of key stakeholders dedicated to addressing the critical issue of humanitarian demining in Ukraine by fostering better coordination and understanding of ongoing initiatives, including those implemented through the EU, NATO, and multilateral and bilateral frameworks.
Representatives from the Ukrainian State Special Transport Service (SSTS) and State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) provided operational views on demining activities and briefed the critical requirements from the field to all event attendees.
Many participants representing national authorities (Ukraine, Croatia, Lithuania) and international institutions (NATO, EU, EBRD) engaged in a discussion aimed at identifying the most effective solutions and sharing information on respective initiatives focused on humanitarian demining in Ukraine. As one of the key outcomes of the event
The vice-president of the Croatian defence industry competitiveness cluster (CDICC) and DOK-ING member of the board Gordan Pešić stated: ”Connecting major national and international decision-makers is a necessary for a successful public-private relationship which can be used to increase the speed and efficiency of the humanitarian demining challenge in Ukraine.”
A closer coordination among main stakeholders and a better understanding of various efforts is needed if more effective deliverables are to be expected on the ground. Following Ukrainian policy recommendations and ultimately localizing training and production capacities will close the critical capability gap and ensure sustainable solutions.
DOK-ING is an engineering powerhouse of heavy-duty robotics & autonomous systems. The company is an international market leader with over 80% of the market share in 40+ countries globally. By integrating its innovations and new technologies, DOK-ING develops and manufactures robotic & autonomous systems to protect human lives & property in dull, dirty & dangerous environments, known to responders, primarily in Military Engineering, CBRNe, Emergency Response, Counter-terrorism & Underground Mining. The headquarter is in the Croatian capital Zagreb, and, besides the European office, DOK-ING is incorporated on the following continents: North America, Africa & Asia. In more than 30 years of being in the business, the company has been recognized for changing the industrial landscape with its innovative approach and won many international “doing business and industrial” awards in innovations and technologies.