First group of Russian sappers arrive in recaptured Palmyra
The first team of 187 servicemen of the International Demining Center of the Russian Armed Forces arrived in recaptured Palmyra; the sappers have begun working already, Head of the Main Operations Department at the Russian General Staff Sergei Rudskoi said on Friday.
"For demining of Palmyra's territory, liberated from terrorists, in Syria has arrived the first team of the International Demining Center of the Russian Armed Forces. The team is of 187 people, using 32 special vehicles," he said. "New robotized complexes and specially trained dogs are used in clearing the city from mines and explosives.
Earlier, Syrian engineers began demining the territory.
The Russian general said Russia invites all countries to join Palmyra’s demining. "We address all the involved countries to participate in demining of the global history’s monuments in Palmyra," he said.