Ministerul Apararii
Home  Newsroom  News  Last Year, National Army EOD Engineers Disposed Over 1800 Explosive Devices

Last Year, National Army EOD Engineers Disposed Over 1800 Explosive Devices

Chisinau, January 3, 2014 — Last year, National Army EOD engineers disposed 1816 explosive devices throughout the country.

According to Col. Mihail Semionov, Chief of EOD Division of the National Army, during this period of time, the engineers were called in 179 times. They discovered 1800 explosive devices, including 95 from the Second World War and 5 percent dating back to the armed conflict on the Dniester River.

The quoted source pointed out that, of the total number of explosives disposed by the National Army EOD engineers, over 300 were artillery projectiles, about 20 bombs, mainly air bombs, as well as 1200 other explosives.

Col. Semionov mentioned that the most dangerous mission was in Sculeni, Ungheni, where EOD engineers identified a 500-kg air bomb. The mission was carried out by the EOD team of Engineer Battalion “Codru”, commanded by Capt.Valentin State, and lasted 8 hours.

In 2013, the biggest amount of ammunition — 470 explosive devices — was blown up in Stefan Voda. During this period of time, National Army EOD engineers’ help was required in such districts as: Anenii Noi, Causeni, Ialoveni, Orhei and Ungheni.

There are six demining groups within the National Army working throughout the country. The largest number of demining missions — over 120 — were carried out by the experts of Engineer Battalion “Codru” from Negresti.

© 2011 Ministry of Defense.
All rights reserved.


Ministry of Defense

e-mail: cancelariama@army.gov.md

General Staff

e-mail: cancelaria.msm@army.md

Social Media