Debaltsevo cleared of undetonated Ukrainian shells

19.05.2016, Debaltsevo.

During the past day, combat engineers of Donetsk People’s Republic defused 80 explosive devices in Debaltsevo, according to the press service of DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations, Donetsk News Agency informed on May 18th.

Debaltsevo was completely cleared of explosive objects by the officers of DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations, who neutralized 5 122mm and 2 125mm artillery shells, one 82mm mortar mine, 70 VOG-17 grenades, one RPG-22 grenade, and one cluster munition of multiple launch rocket systems ‘Smerch’ at the special grounds for neutralization of explosive objects. All the explosive devices were found on Trudovaya Street.

The militia of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics freed Debaltsevo town on February 18th, 2015. Ukrainian militants mined roads, blew up the infrastructure objects, destroyed railways and enterprises as they were retreating. Altogether, according to the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ukrainian army destroyed 80% of buildings in Debaltsevo. Since June 21st, 2015, starting from Ilovaysk town, combat engineers of Ministry of Emergency Situations are clearing the whole DPR territory of explosive objects.




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