UXO Clearance of one location in the territory of the Municipality of Ćuprija completed
On 27 February 2019, clearance operations in accordance with the UXO clearance project of the “Ćuprija – 2” location were completed.
On this project developed by the Mine Action Center, which controlled quality of the works, clearance was conducted by the Russian state agency "Emercom”, namely, its specialized organization "Emercom Demining", which for tenth years in a row has been carrying out UXO clearance in the vicinity of the military depot in Paraćin, in which occurred a fire and explosion on 19 October 2006.
The project area totaled 606.000 sqm, and 116 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were found and safely destroyed.
By implementation of this project, the danger UXO poses to humans and the environment has been eliminated, contributing to an increase of security of population and creation of opportunities for the safe use of land and forest exploitation.
The project was funded by the Government of the Russian Federation within the assistance to the Republic of Serbia in UXO clearance of its territories and facilities.
Since 2008, the Russian Federation has been providing assistance to the Republic of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining. In addition to UXO clearance projects in Paraćin and Ćuprija, 12 locations, in the period 2009-2019, 4 cluster munitions clearance projects in Niš were completed in the period 2008-2014.
Total amount of the area cleared is 6.727.439 sqm and total amount of unexploded ordnance disposed is 13.276 pcs.