In the territory of the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia, the demining groups of the Southern Military District neutralized more than 5 thousand ammunition and explosive objects during 2020. This was announced on Tuesday, December 29, by Interfax-Yug with reference to the press service of the Southern Military District.
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Sappers processed more than 230 applications from military commissariats and removed more than 5 thousand various explosive items.
“Engineers of the Southern Military District interacted with the regional administrations and military commissariats, from which applications for demining were received. The heads of the districts provided military engineers with all the necessary assistance in organizing and carrying out work to clean up the area, which made it possible to carry out demining tasks efficiently and on time, ”the message says.
It is noted that demining was carried out on the territory of the republics of North Ossetia, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and South Ossetia. All work was carried out in accordance with established standards and strict adherence to safety requirements. When performing the tasks, the dogs of the mine detection service were also involved.
On December 26, Russian servicemen at the Khmeimim airbase inaugurated the Alley of Engineering Troops and a memorial to the memory of sappers who died in local conflicts.
The alley was laid to coincide with the celebration of the 320th anniversary of the Russian engineering troops, which will be celebrated in January 2021.