One of the priority tasks of the SES of Ukraine is clearance of our State territory from explosive devices. Every day pyrotechnical units of the Rescue Service accomplish up to 25 departures, detect and defuse about 150 explosive devices. Pyrotechnics of the SES neutralized more than 50 000 ammunition ,including 748 aerial bombs , only in 2015. The first head-assistant of SESU Oleg Melchutskiy declared about this situation during joint briefing with UNICEF and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the occasion of International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
“Nowadays the State Emergenсy Service of Ukraine is charged to execute one more important function – that is a clearance liberate territories of Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts from the ammunition. On 3 August 2014 pyrotechnics of SESU cleaned over 11 600 ha of territories, 38 ha of the area of water, demined about 1 000 social establishments, neutralized about 55 000 dangerous explosive devices on the East of Ukraine, including about 760 explosive devices which were set specially.”- reported Oleg Melchutskiy.
As to the first head-assistant of SESU said : ammunition is often camouflaged by articles of mass consumption, children toys, and , in the first place are targeted against citizens and children. That is why, rescues are constantly holding informational and explanatory work with citizens and are teaching them rules, about right behavior during detecting dangerous explosive devices. Specialists of SESU attend preschool institutions and educational establishments on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts and also another regions and are holding subjects lessons about Anti-Mine actions and Mine Awareness.
Press Service of the SES of Ukraine