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Since the beginning of 2020, pyrotechnics of the SES of Ukraine have seized and disposed more than 55 thousand explosive devices

Published: 13.10.2020, 08:19

Pyrotechnic units of the SES of Ukraine conduct daily surveys of the territory of the country, detection, seizure and disposing explosive devices, both from the times of past wars and modern ammunition

Only over the past 24 hours October 12 there were made 31 interventions and seized and 166 explosive devices.

Pyrotechnics of the Department of the State Emergency Service of Zhytomyr Oblast destroyed 11 munitions that were found the day before in Zhytomyr and Chernyakhiv districts. In the first case in the woods near the village Stanyshivka the artillery shell found mushroom pickers. In the second case, in his own garden in the village a local resident also found an artillery shell. During the further inspection of the site 9 more explosive finds were revealed.

The same time, the workers of a group of pyrotechnic works in Volyn Oblast disposed 6 ammunition of the Second World war, that were found near the city of Kiverci, in the Lokachi and Kivertsi districts. So, in the forest near the city of Kivertsi, a woman during the picking of mushrooms, found the mine, and at the village of Derno, Kivertsi district, a man walking in the forest found an artillery shell. In addition, near the village of Zubylne, Lokachinsk district, a man during the land works found firearms and call the rescuers. The servicemen of the SES identified the following: 1 mine Caliber 50 mm, 1 artillery shell 45 mm and 4 artillery shells 76 mm.

In addition to surveying the territory of the country, detection, seizure and destruction of explosive devices, the specialists of the Rescue Service carry out informational and explanatory work among the population on actions in case of detection of suspicious objects.

On October 12, rescuers of the 16th State Fire and Rescue Unit of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast carried out explanatory work with the local population of Kostiantyniv district on the importance of safe behavior with potentially dangerous objects that may be explosive. During the conversation, citizens were informed that pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service seized dozens of explosive devices reported by people every day.

In addition, humanitarian demining of the liberated territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is ongoing.

In particular, during October 12 in Donetsk region pyrotechnic units of the SES of Ukraine inspected 1.44 hectares of land, where 35 units of explosive devices were detected and seized.

In total, since the beginning of the year, pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service have seized and destroyed 55,496 explosive devices, including 1,103 aircraft bombs.

Therefore, in order to prevent accidents among the population in case of detection of explosives, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine once again appeals to citizens to follow the rules of safe handling of explosives or unknown objects!

It is strictly forbidden:

touch or move a suspicious object;

fill it with liquids and soil or cover it with something;

exert sound, light, heat or mechanical influence on a suspicious object;

try to dispose the finding by yourself;

disassemble an explosive object.

Remember that in case of detection of explosive objects, you must immediately report about it by the phones "101" or "102", and in any case do not try to identify and dispose the found ammunition.

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