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Equipment of Russian Mine Action Centre sealifted from Syria to Russia

Special, engineering and automobile hardware, equipment and special gear of the Russian Mine Action Centre have been sealifted from Syria to Russia.

Anti-mine vehicles, the BTR-82AM APCs, Typhoon and Rys armored vehicles and Uran-6 robotics sets have been loaded on board at Tartus, Syria.

On December 12, Russian military transport aircraft delivered personnel of the detachment of the Russian Mine Action Centre from Syria to home station in Nakhabino, Moscow region.

The Russian military with unique hardware and mine clearance experience organized training for Syrian specialists in a short time. Currently there is a branch of the Mine Action Centre where Russian officers serve as instructors.

In total, the Russian Mine Action Centre has trained more than 740 Syrian experts that are clearing up cities and settlements in the country.

In course of the humanitarian mine clearance operation, the Russian engineers operated latest IMP-S2 mine detectors, PIPL mobile wire-link detectors, INVU-3M portable non-contact explosive detectors, OKO-2 radar subsurface sounding devices, and other advanced equipment.

On December 11, Russian President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian military at the Khmeimim air base and ordered the pullout of Russian forces from Syria.

The Russian Mine Action Centre has cleared up more than 6,500 ha of land, 1,500 km of roads, more than 17,000 buildings and facilities, defused and eliminated more than 105,000 explosive devices (with more than 30,000 improvised ones).

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