Russian sappers demine farmland on the outskirts of the Pirjamal village in Nagorno-Karabakh and continue to destroy discovered ammunition.
Russian MoD Press Release, 29 April 2021: [Auto-translated] Russian sappers demine farmland on the outskirts of the Pirjamal village in Nagorno-Karabakh and continue to destroy the discovered ammunition at the Ballidzha training ground.
The engineer-sapper groups of the humanitarian demining company of the Russian peacekeeping contingent continue to clear the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh from mine danger and explosive objects. Currently, Russian servicemen are actively searching for explosives on the outskirts of the Pirjamal village, located in the Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Here, on the territory of agricultural land, during the hostilities, there were military positions. Until today, local residents could not resume agricultural work. During the work on the territory of the former military positions, the area was completely cleared by sappers of the humanitarian demining unit of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
In total, since 23 November 2020, 2051 hectares of territory, 625 kilometres of roads, 1721 buildings, including 30 socially significant objects, have been found and neutralised by the military personnel of the humanitarian demining unit from unexploded ordnance, 25,600 explosive objects have been found and neutralised. Explosive objects discovered by sappers are removed and destroyed at a specially equipped Ballidzha training ground. Ammunition that cannot be evacuated is destroyed on site with all the necessary safety measures during blasting operations.
In accordance with the agreements specified in the joint statement of the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, from 00:00 Moscow time on November 10, 2020, a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were announced.
A peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation is deployed to control the ceasefire and military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. The core of the Russian peacekeeping contingent is made up of units of the 15th Independent Motorised Rifle Brigade (Peacekeeping) of the Central Military District.
Source: Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation MoD