Russian Peacekeepers Defuse Nearly 19,000 Explosives In Artsakh

05 Jan 2021

Russian engineer units have conducted a mine-clearing effort on more than 414 ha of land since the start of their work in Artsakh, defusing nearly 19,000 explosives, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, TASS reports.

“During the operation engineer units of Russia’s peacekeeping forces in Artsakh cleared mines on more than 414 ha of land, nearly 160 km of roads, 617 buildings, including 22 socially significant facilities. They have discovered and defused nearly 19,000 explosives,” the ministry said in a statement.

The discovered explosives and unexploded munitions are being sent to a specially equipped firing range to be further eliminated. The munitions that cannot be evacuated are destroyed on the spot.

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