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Russian Peacekeepers Defuse over 23,000 Explosive Items in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian peacekeepers have cleared of mines about 479 hectares of land and defused more than 23,000 explosive objects in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry has told reporters, TASS reports.

"During the operation, the engineer units of the Russian peacekeeping force have cleared of unexploded ordnance about 479.2 hectares of land, 182.8 kilometers of roads and 710 buildings, including 22 socially significant facilities. More than 23,000 explosive objects have been detected and defused," the ministry said.

Russian peacekeepers use modern robotic systems that enable them to maintain a high rate of mine clearance in mountainous areas and in adverse weather conditions. Explosive objects and unexploded ordnance are taken to a specially equipped place. Those objects that cannot be evacuated are destroyed on the spot.


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