In South Ossetia work the sappers EMERCOM of Russia. The purpose of the operation, which will continue until the end of August, to clear a minimum of 40 hectares of the territory from the explosive objects. This assistance in South Ossetia were waiting for a long time.
On the territory of the Republic are still areas with unexploded ordnance since the fighting of the late 1980-ies and August 2008.
The engineers start to work. In South Ossetia, starts on the center's mission to conduct special operations "Leader" center EMERCOM of Russia. For a few minutes on the vacant lot grows up a command post. Here everything you need for work in the field. Demining takes place in an abandoned village a few km from the South Ossetian capital. Difficult terrain and lack of maps of minefields does not allow you to work quickly.
Before from this territory Georgian troops shelled Tskhinvali. In 2008, there were fights. Before leaving, the aggressors mined the territory. Now meter by meter sappers are combing the ground. And the first day among the trash found mine. Explosive subject pass the local bomb squad for destruction. On the most difficult parts before the bomb squad is a special machine for clearance.
This work requires additional concentration. Concentration not to lose not for a second. So there are specialists of the highest level. Perhaps the best engineers in the world. In recent years, South Ossetia mines claimed the lives of 4 people and several more were injured. Inspector of forestry Givi Tigiev is one of those who miraculously managed to survive. The explosion he lost his leg. Meanwhile, in the Republic building plans for the development of these lands.
Trip sappers EMERCOM of South Ossetia has just begun. There is still 3 months long and laborious work. All professionals need to protect an area of over 40 hectares.
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