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Over 42 000 explosive objects seized and neutralized in Ukraine since the beginning of 2019

Over the past day, pyrotechnic units made 47 trips during which 200 munitions were discovered, including one air bomb
11:57, 12 September 2019

112 Agency

Since the beginning of the year, the State Emergency Service sappers seized and destroyed 42 389 explosive objects, including 734 air bombs. This was reported by the press center of the department.

It is noted that over the past day, pyrotechnic units made 47 trips during which 200 munitions were discovered, including one air bomb.

It is reported that on September 9 in the Chernihiv region, employees of the State Emergency Service destroyed two explosive objects. One of them is a 82 mm mine from the Second World War, which was found by a resident of the Spasska village. Another dangerous find the day before was noticed by mushroom pickers who went to a forest on the outskirts of the Storozhynets town. People discovered an object that looked like a shell, and reported this to the rescuers. After the examination, experts found that the object was a 76 mm artillery shell from the First World War. It was seized and destroyed.

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In the same week, 3 artillery shells of 76 mm caliber and another one of 152 mm caliber were destroyed in the Chernihiv region. Explosive objects were discovered on September 5 in forests and in open areas near the villages of Khvylivka, Birino and Kikola Nezhinsky.

In addition, work on the clearance of Donetsk and Luhansk regions territory is ongoing.

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The ongoing war in Donbas and Russia's behavior will be among the key topics during the meeting of foreign ministers of North European countries. The summit will take place in Borgarnes, Iceland on September 12; Finnish foreign ministry reported that as quoted by UNN news agency.

"Iceland organized an interesting meeting for us; I'm looking forward to having good discussions with the neighboring northern countries", Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said. 

Besides, the parties are going to discuss the future of the EU and climate changes, security issues in the Baltic and Arctic regions, as well as cyber security matters.

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