29 Nov 2018 14:21

Engineers have defused 20,000 munitions from WWII in Crimea in 2018

MOSCOW. Nov 29 (Interfax-AVN) - Engineers from the Russian Black Sea Fleet's army corps neutralized over 20,000 munitions dating back to WWII following over 600 requests in Crimea since January, the fleet's press service said on Thursday.

"Over 1,300 artillery projectiles, 1,200 mortar rounds, 1,500 rocket shells and grenades, 44 air bombs, and over 16,000 other explosive objects have been located and destroyed," the fleet said.

Most of the operations were carried out in the area of the Belbek airfield, where about 200 hectares has been cleared of explosive objects since January, it said.