Servicemen of the engineering troops of the Western Military District (ZVO) continue to clear roads and agricultural land in the liberated settlements of the Kharkiv region from unexploded ordnance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
It is noted that sappers go to settlements to places where, presumably, there are mines, at the request of local residents.
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The engineering group first conducts reconnaissance of the area, then, after determining the degree of danger of ammunition, if possible, they are loaded into vehicles specially equipped for safe transportation with sandy flooring and armored plates. Thus, the mines are transported to the detonation range and placed in a trench, where they are detonated using TNT charges.
Sappers say they remove about 40 anti-tank mines from the ground every day on roads and agricultural fields.
In this case, damaged or faulty mines are destroyed on the spot with an overhead charge.
“We have done work to remove mines on the road. 38 minutes were filmed. We destroyed them on the spot with an overhead charge, ”Andrei, the commander of the engineering and reconnaissance patrol, told reporters.
According to him, if a tank runs into one of the anti-tank mines, there will be literally nothing left of the combat vehicle.
On May 26, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Interdepartmental Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, announced that the mine danger had been eliminated in the water area of the port in Mariupol.
On the same day, it was reported that specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation since the start of the special military operation in Donbass have neutralized about 24 thousand explosive objects on its territory.
On May 24, it was reported that the National Guard discovered and destroyed about 640 anti-personnel high-explosive mines PFM-1S “Lepestok” in the Kharkiv region, installed by Ukrainian nationalists. As told in the department, these mines are very small in size, their weight is approximately 80 g. But this is enough for a person to suffer when it breaks.
The day before, the National Guard cleared the bridge and captured two armored personnel carriers in the Kharkiv region. The sappers of the National Guard removed the mines and handed them over for destruction.
In addition, on this day, the correspondent of the Izvestia TV channel, Rodion Severyanov, showed the work of sappers in demining the beach area near the port of Mariupol. According to the sappers, this area was not mined, but there are many unexploded shells in the sand.
On February 24, Moscow launched a special operation to protect the DPR and LPR. It was preceded by an aggravation of the situation in the region, an appeal by the leadership of the Donbass republics to the Russian Federation with a request for help, and the subsequent recognition by Russia of the independence of the DPR and LPR.
Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities have been carrying out a military operation against the residents of Donbass who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état in Ukraine.