On August 18, Izvestia war correspondent Alexander Safiulin showed footage of demining the territory of the airport in Mariupol. Both military personnel and special robots-sappers are engaged in cleaning.
The footage shows how the sapper teams are working, checking the tall grass near the airport. Work on the disposal of the found ammunition was also shown.
“After a short survey of the territory, an enemy shell was found, which was in the bushes where the survey was going on. Now a decision has been made to destroy it on the spot, ”said the correspondent.
The video also showed the operation of the Uran-6 robotic demining complex.
“The total demining area is 250 hectares. At the moment, a significant part (the territory of the airport), more than 70%, has already been cleared. More than 17,000 explosive objects have been destroyed,” the commander of the demining group of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with the call sign “Berkut” told reporters.
According to him, in the course of mine action, three grenades from an imported underbarrel grenade launcher were found, as well as “anti-personnel mines that were destroyed using the Uran-6 robotic complex.”
Earlier, on August 17, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Yevgeny Solntsev said that the Mariupol airport would be restored in the next three years. Solntsev said that now work is underway to clear the airport. They are expected to be completed by November 1st.
On the eve of the Ministry of Construction, Izvestia was told that in 2022-2025 they are going to build over 600 thousand square meters in Mariupol. m of apartment buildings. The ministry noted that approaches to the development of a master plan for the development of Mariupol have already been determined. It takes into account the need to restore transport, medical, educational facilities, housing stock.
On July 25, Solntsev said that the airport would be dual-purpose – military-civilian.
Peaceful life continues to improve in Mariupol, after the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on May 20 that the city had been completely liberated and 2,439 militants of the neo-Nazi group Azov (recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation), who were hiding on the territory of the Azovstal plant, were captured.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the population of Donbass. The decision was made against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians to the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.
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