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tass.ru - MILITARY OPERATION IN UKRAINE - MAY 24, 11:31 AMU
The department noted that more than 12 thousand explosive objects and weapons abandoned by Ukrainian militants were found and neutralized
The sappers of the Black Sea Fleet and engineering troops have completed the demining of the territory of the Mariupol port. This was reported to journalists on Tuesday in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
"In the course of demining, 134 structures were inspected. More than 12,000 explosive objects and weapons abandoned by Ukrainian militants were found and neutralized," the ministry said.
It is noted that the sappers completed a set of works to eliminate the mine hazard, inspect and bring to working condition hydraulic structures and navigation equipment on the approaches and in the water area of the port of Mariupol.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the approach channels and inland water areas have been liberated from sunken ships and other navigational obstacles, as well as the demilitarization of the port. In total, more than 1.5 million square meters were surveyed. m of water area, 18 berths, and 32 vessels.
In addition, specialists of the Black Sea Fleet from the fairway of the Mariupol port carried out the transportation of the Ukrainian border guard ship, which was previously flooded by militants of the Azov nationalist formation. Two floating cranes were lifted.
"Also, Russian sapper units carried out demining from explosive objects of a section of the coast of the Sea of Azov adjacent to the seaport of Mariupol," the department added.
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