MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Sappers of the engineer regiment of the Southern Military District (YuVO), stationed in the Volgograd region, destroyed the ammunition from the Great Patriotic War, found in the village of Angarsky in the west of Volgograd.
The application for demining in the motorized rifle unit came through the military commissariat of the Volgograd region of the Southern Military District.
The ammunition was found by workers who tore off a trench during the improvement of the Angarsk Ecopark. Demining specialists classified the explosive object as a 122-mm artillery shell during the Great Patriotic War.
Sappers transported the ammunition to the Prudboy training ground in the Volgograd region, where they destroyed it by detonating it with an overhead charge.
In total, in 2021, the sappers of the Southern Military District destroyed over 1.8 thousand explosive items of the Great Patriotic War, found on the territory of Volgograd and the Volgograd region.
Among the dangerous finds are more than 600 artillery shells, about 500 mortar mines, 700 rockets, hand grenades and other explosive items. More than 100 explosions were organized to destroy ammunition.
More than 100 engineers of the formation and the engineer regiment of the Southern Military District were involved to ensure the work on neutralization, more than 20 units of automobile and special equipment were involved.
Since the beginning of the year, the specialists of the Southern Military District have conducted about 20 trainings with the search teams of the Volgograd region and representatives of the public on compliance with safety requirements when detecting explosive objects.
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