28 shells of WWII destroyed in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the beginning of the year more than 1200 explosive items have been destroyed in Ukrainian capital
15:47, 11 August 2018

112 Agency

28 explosive items of the Second World War were destroyed in Kyiv. This was reported in the State Emergency Service of Ukrqine.

"On August 10, during the planned inspection of the territory in the Bykivnia tract, in the Desniansky district of the capital, a group of pyrotechnics of Humanitarian Mine Clearing Center found artillery shells AC-76 mm in number of 24 units, AC-75 mm in the number of 3 units and one AC-122 mm shell. All discovered ammunition zere used during the Second World War. The group of pyrotechnics seized the shells and destroyed at the range," said in a statement.

It is noted that since the beginning of the year 1251 explosive items of the Second World War have been seized and destroyed on the territory of Kyiv.

Earlier we reported that the Ukrainian military tested the new shells for Hyacinth artillery systems. According to Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, the army lacks 152-mm HE fragmentation ammunition - which is exactly the kind of ammunition tested. The shells are supposed to destroy the manpower, weaponry and fortifications.

The Hyacinth cannon enjoys one of the longest effective ranges among artillery system and the high precision.

The mentioned test took place in Chernihiv region, northern Ukraine.

President Petro Poroshenko uploaded the respective video on Facebook. The head of the state urged that phase one of the test was completed successfully.

The army also tested new mortars and 60 mm mortars. Another 120 mm mortar was checked for fire safety.

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