JGO trains Ukrainian military in landmine action quality management


US-based establishment Janus Global Operations (JGO) has completed a quality management training project for Ukrainian military.

As part of the project, JGO trained a group of Ukrainian military members and defence employees on the techniques of landmine action quality management.

The two-month long project was carried out for the HALO Trust, an international non-governmental organisation focused on eliminating landmines, through a humanitarian programme of the US Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

JGO chief executive officer Matt Kaye said: "Landmine dangers in conflict areas exist throughout the world and Ukraine is taking action to ensure it's able to deal with the problem in whatever form it presents itself.

"Landmine dangers in conflict areas exist throughout the world and Ukraine is taking action to ensure it's able to deal with the problem in whatever form it presents itself."

"We were privileged to work with the HALO Trust, which is doing indispensable work globally on landmines and explosive remnants of war.

"The humanitarian concerns of the US State Department enabled this project to take place, and people's lives will quite literally be saved for many years to come through what was learned by the people trained through this programme."

Ukrainian military personnel were trained on quality assurance of humanitarian demining using manual and mechanical methods and mine detection dogs.

The training, which was carried out in Kamianets-Podilskyi and Kramatorsk, also included battle area clearance and explosive ordnance disposal.

The members and employees trained by JGO will now be able to perform quality assurance roles as they form the core of Ukraine's National Mine Action Centre.

The HALO Trust and JGO have jointly designed the training course, which was focused on international mine action standards.