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30.06.2015 (10:32)

In the course of 6 months, the Southern MD sappers destroyed more than 11 thousand explosive devices

During the first six months of the year, the engineers of the Southern Military District in the territories of Southern, North-Caucasian Federal Districts and the Republic of Crimea destroyed more than 11 thousand explosive devices. Compared with the similar period of 2014 their number decreased slightly. All dangerous findings were munitions from the Great Patriotic War, among them there are more than 1 100 artillery shells, about 1 400 mortar mines, more than 800 rockets and hand grenades.

To conduct work on explosive ordnance disposal, about 350 servicemen of the engineer troops were involved, more than 50 units of automobile and special equipment, as well as mine detection dogs were brought into action.

 Most often requests for clearance come from Volgograd and Rostov Regions, as well as the Republic of Crimea.

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Southern Military District , Mine clearing
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