Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine carry out daily work to survey the territory of the country, detection, seizure and destruction of explosives from past wars. In the past 24 hours alone, on January 11, 16 interventions were made, during which 73 munitions were found.
On January 11 in Chernihiv Oblast, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service destroyed 11 explosive devices from the Second World War in a specially designated place, namely: a 45 mm artillery shell, a 50 mm mortar mine and a World War II F-1 hand grenade found by residents. Chemer village of Kozelets district also 82 and 50 mm mortar mines found in an open area near the village of Udaytsi of Pryluky district.
On January 10, eight explosive devices from the Second World War were found in the Kherson Oblast. Two munitions were found near the M-14 Odessa-Melitopol-Novoazovsk highway in the open territory of Oleshkiv district. Six more mortar mines were found in the Beryslav district near the village of M. Gorkyi in the open territory. On January 11, both finds were transported and destroyed in the prescribed manner by a group of pyrotechnic works of the Emergency Rescue Unit of the special purpose of the oblast SES.
In addition, demining work is underway on the liberated territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Thus, during January 11, units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Donetsk region, where the JFO is conducted, inspected 1.54 hectares of territory and identified and seized 10 pieces of explosive ordnance.
In total, since the beginning of the year, pyrotechnic units of the SES have extracted and destroyed 730 pieces of explosive ordnance, including 1 aircraft bomb.
Rescuers urge citizens to be careful in case of detection of suspicious objects and explain the danger they pose to their children!
An accident happened on January 3 in the Donetsk region. The rescue service "101" received a message about an accident that occurred in the village of Blahodatne of Velykonovoselkivsky district. A teenager, born in 2004, tried to cut an explosive object, which resulted in an explosion. The injured was hospitalized in the surgical department in a state of moderate severity.
Therefore, in order to prevent accidents among the population in case of detection of explosives, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine once again reminds that it is strictly prohibited to:
touch or move a suspicious object;
fill it with liquids, cover it with soil or cover it with something;
exert sound, light, heat or mechanical influence on a suspicious object, because almost all explosives are sensitive to mechanical, sound influences and heat;
try to neutralize the piece of munition oneself.
Remember, in case of detection of explosive objects, you must immediately notify the number "101" or "102" and in any case do not try to identify the found ammunition!