Ukrainian military seek landmines along Avdiivka-Opytne roadway

Source : 112 Ukraine

The works started on September 18, supposed to be complete by September 21
22:13, 18 September 2018


Fighters of Ukraine's Armed Forces are checking the roadway from Avdiivka to Opytne for explosives. The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre reported this on Facebook.

'The commander of Joint Forces Operation ordered to check the vicinities of Avdiivka-Opytne roadway, to ensure the safe movement and work conditions for the ICRC members. Mine hazard signs are set', the message reads.

The Ukrainian military checks the territory for landmine, live ammunition and other kinds of explosives.

The works started on September 18, and they are supposed to be complete by September 21.

Earlier, 112 International reported that Mariinka checkpoint contnued working after significant upgrades in the infrastructure. Two halls, air circulation system, video displays and a toilet for the people with special needs were set. Water and power line communications are in place, as well. The administration spent about 300,000 dollars on the upgrades. The test project will soon be implemented in other entry-exit checkpoints in Donbas – in Novotroitske, Hnutove and Mayorsk.  

Related: Four men detained near Mariupol for illegal transportation of explosives

Related: Since beginning of 2018, State Emergency Service destroyed over 49,500 explosive items

Related: 21 children deceased due to mishandling explosives in Donbas

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