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Falklands' demining operations since 2009 have cost London £16.6 million

Monday, July 17th 2017 - 04:59 UTC
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The British government has spent £ 16.604.385 in demining operations in the Falkland Islands since 2009. The information was confirmed by the Foreign Office following a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    “It is estimated that some 20.000 mines, mostly antipersonnel, although some against heavy equipment were planted by the Argentine military occupation following the invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982”.


    Jul 17th, 2017 - 05:48 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Kipper

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    The colonials should reimburse the UK taxpayer and claim it back from their neighbours.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 06:37 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Argentina should be sent the bill and the mines.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Cost the UK public, not 'London'. By the way, the activities at Darwin cemetery, - Which body are covering the financial costs?

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Wee EscoSesDoidao...

    London & Buenos Aires chipping in fifty-fifty..., as per International Red Cross Rules...

    Other questions...?

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • teaberry2

    Argies should pay the bill.............for everything.........

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Think - I think London,s part is a lot less than half- it was after all Arg that requested it and their bodies.My guess is that UK is just covering the local contribution - workers and machinery for the actual ground works on site.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    I repeat... London & Buenos Aires chipping in fifty-fifty..., as per International Red Cross Rules...

    Ask the relevant MLA if in doubt...

    Other questions...?

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Johnny Colman

    SHAME ON YOU, ARGENTINA ?? Are you kidding me?? War is war ...You think they went to play with the Play Station?? They did seriously despite having lost !! It could be resolved asking for redress...

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • gordo1

    Johnny Colman

    1. War is War? Yes, but they never declared war the said they were recovering possession of their own land!

    2. “20.000 mines, mostly antipersonnel” “sown” to combat what? To what effect? To hinder the 2,000 of inhabitants of the Falkland Islands.

    3. Their belief was that Britain would do nothing to reclaim the archipelago.

    4. I reiterate 'SHAME ON ARGENTINA!)

    Jul 18th, 2017 - 05:37 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Room101

    So, this is how Argentina wishes to be seen: good luck with that negative image.

    Jul 18th, 2017 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Johnny Colman

    The truth is always in the middle, those mines were put by the Military Junta, the same ones that made disappear 30,000 opponents, I have my doubts that instead of these mines have put the chocolate with greetings cards, 4 ex. Germany is still paying to the State of Israel the Damage caused by WW2, why don't you do the same ?
    At the current time Falkland is not a problem 4 us (Argies) even better a less child to feed.. this is my point of view ... Argentina should be ashamed but not just of this episod me !!!

    Jul 19th, 2017 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The Ottawa Convention requires the country in whose territory the mines lay to remove them. That is why it is the (financial and technical) responsibility of the UK Government and not Argentina. Argentina offered to remove the mines at its cost in a somewhat childish ruse to try to show that the Falkland Islands are its territory. We are not that daft amigos.

    Jul 19th, 2017 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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