Russian peacekeepers start to clear Stepanakert outskirts of mines

04.12.2020, Moscow.

Russian peacekeepers started to clear the outskirts of Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert of mines on December 4, reports the Directorate of Media service and Information of the Russian Defense Ministry.

“During the day, Russian peacekeepers cleared a large area of land on the southern outskirts of the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, of explosive objects. During an engineering survey of the area, 10 cluster munitions were found,” said the ministry in a statement.

All explosive objects are taken to a special landfill, where they are subsequently destroyed, notes the Russian Defense Ministry. Those ammunition that cannot be safely evacuated is destroyed by remote detonation on the spot.

It is noteworthy that the Russian peacekeepers’ engineering units in Nagorno-Karabakh have already cleared more than 45 hectares of terrain. Also, more than 14 kilometers of roads have been examined. As a result, more than 1,120 explosive objects were neutralized.

At the same time, the State Emergency Service of the Artsakh Republic reports that the clearing of Stepanakert city and the Askeran region of mines is scheduled. They will be conducted by specialists from the HALO Trust. Local residents were asked to take this into account and not to panic when sounds of explosions are heard. Also, the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh were advised to contact the crisis management center if suspicious objects were found.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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