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In 2021, sappers of the Southern Military District (YuVO) destroyed more than 40 thousand explosive objects during the Great Patriotic War.

Among the dangerous finds are more than 8.4 thousand artillery shells, over 2.2 thousand mortar mines, about 900 rockets, 24 aerial bombs, about 100 engineering mines, about 30 thousand other explosive objects.

To carry out these tasks, 59 mobile demining groups were formed, about 400 specialized specialists were involved. About 3 thousand kg of explosives were used to destroy the ammunition.

Sappers of the Southern Military District completed about 2 thousand applications from military commissariats to carry out work on the neutralization and destruction of explosives during the Great Patriotic War. Most often, applications came from the places of fierce battles of the Great Patriotic War of the Volgograd and Rostov regions, Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Crimea.

Demining units of the Southern Military District are equipped with modern means of search and disposal of ammunition, minefield reconnaissance kits, mine detectors, vehicles for transporting explosives, and effective means of protection. Also in demining servicemen are assisted by the dogs of the mine detection service.

For demining, servicemen use protective suits of a sapper OVR-2 “Sokol”, armored demining vehicles BMR-M based on the T-72 tank with a track mine sweep, engineering barrage vehicles IMR-2, seekers of proximity explosive devices “Korshun”, robotic systems “Uran -6 “, equipped with several types of trawls to work with different types of soil.

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