Iran opens criminal case against Telegram Messenger’s founder and CEOWorld September 26, 21:38
LinkedIn fatally losing Russian audience — IT watchdogBusiness & Economy September 26, 21:26
Topol ballistic missile test launched from range in Russia's southMilitary & Defense September 26, 19:59
Greek airline Ellinair ready to repatriate VIM-Avia passengers at its own expenseBusiness & Economy September 26, 19:04
Toro Rosso confirms Pierre Gasly to stand in for Daniil Kvyat for Malaysian Grand PrixSport September 26, 18:41
Russian Foreign Ministry says there is no legal ban on Iran’s missile testsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 18:38
Remote city in Russia's Arctic receives fiber optic link to InternetBusiness & Economy September 26, 18:29
US Senate Committee approves Huntsman as ambassador to RussiaWorld September 26, 18:17
Twitter pledges to move personal data of users to Russia by 2018Business & Economy September 26, 18:15
MOSCOW, March 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian sappers have started a mine-clearing operation in the area around the town of Paracin in central Serbia.
“The operation began on March 26 when specialists of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry arrived in Serbia’s Paracin,” spokesman Aleksander Drobyshevsky told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“The operation will be held in two stages: from March to June and from June to September,” he said.
The ministry’s group involves 37 bomb disposal specialists from the Leader 294th High-Risk Rescue Centre and the 179th Rescue Centre.
“The centres’ servicemen have years-long experience of international mine clearing operations. They have been involved in the Russian-Serbian project for years,” Drobyshevsky said.
The explosive devices will have to be gathered mostly in Paracin’s suburbs with their dense greenery, he said.
“Bomb disposal specialists will use remote control robots, capable of shredding plants and and metallic objects,” Drobyshevsky said. “There where robots will fail the mine clearing work will have to be done by hand.”
Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations conducts the mine clearing operation in Serbia under the Russian government’s instructions.
Serbia’s territory is still stuffed with unexploded ammunition (bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, etc), some of them dating back to World War II.