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“The demining group has completed the clearing of the area adjacent to the settlement of Kolkhazashen from explosive objects. In total, over 20 hectares of the adjacent territory have been cleared, 12 explosive objects have been found, ”said Sergei Kharitonov, a representative of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

For 2.5 months of daily tasks, sappers cleared and cleared more than 180 hectares of the territories of the settlements of Machkalashen, Kherkhan, Gerger, Kolkhozashen, located near the line of demarcation of the sides. Demining of the area was carried out for agricultural work and livestock grazing by the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In total, 183 hectares of the adjacent territory were cleared in Martuni district, 139 explosive objects were found, which were taken to the landfill for their further destruction,” said S. Kharitonov.

Work on humanitarian demining of the area continues in accordance with the applications submitted to the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent from representatives of the authorities of the regions of Nagorno-Karabakh.

To carry out demining tasks, servicemen use OVR-2 protective combined-arms demining kits, IMP-S2 mine detectors and INVU-3M “Korshun” portable explosive device finders, detecting explosive devices based on electronic components and circuits, and servicemen are also involved in hard-to-reach places with mine detection dogs.

In total, since November 23, 2020, Russian sappers have checked 1,937 buildings (of which 33 are socially significant), more than 683 kilometers of roads and over 2,281 hectares of territory have been cleared, 25,803 explosive objects have been discovered and destroyed.

In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.

A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation has been deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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