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Huge pile of ammunition discovered at bottom of river in Pavlopol, Donetsk region

Workers of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine spent two days getting the ammunition from under the water
13:20, 4 September 2019

Ammunition found in a river in Pavlopol
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Units of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine detected a large amount of small arms ammunition and several artillery shells, hidden at the bottom of the river in Pavlopol, Donetsk region. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on September 4. 

"The examination of a river, where the local residents swim and fish (in spite of the mine hazard signs) surpassed all expectations", read the message. 

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Five live artillery shells were taken from the bottom of the river; the Service employees also collected 917 5.45 mm rounds, 517 7.62x54 mm rounds and 27 rounds of caliber 7.62x39 mm.

Workers of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine spent two days getting the ammunition from under the water.

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