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16 April 2019, 18:35

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LPR residents find two sackfuls of ammunition by Dyakovo village

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LUGANSK, April 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Antratsit district residents found two sackfuls of ammunition at the entrance to the Dyakovo village, the Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry press service reported.

“On April 14, LPR police reported to the Antratsit district rescue service that local residents had found two sackfuls of ammunition in a gully at the entrance to Dyakovo near the Nagolchanskoye water reservoir,” the press service said.

“A group of Emergency Ministry engineers arrived at the scene the next day. An inspection found eight World War II and modern explosive hazards such as two F-1 grenades, an anti-tank grenade launcher, a VOG-25 fragmentation grenade round, two RGD-33 grenades, an S-8 unguided air-to-surface missile and an RPG-40 anti-tank grenade, the press service said.

The ammunition posed a threat to the population. After identification, it was taken to an authorised demolition site and destroyed, the LPR Emergencies Ministry said.

The Ministry said its engineers had responded to 37 UXO reports since the beginning of this year eliminating 49 rounds of ammunition.

It warned residents against acting on their own in case of finding suspicious objects and urged them to call 101 or 102.

Earlier, chief specialist of the demining unit of the Ministry’s Emergencies Response Department Yevgeniy Nesterov said that LPR engineers inspected 2,900 hectares of farmland in 2018 finding nearly 450 explosive hazards.

LuganskMediaCentre — 16 April — Lugansk