Earth truly regurgitating weapons

Since early spring, unexploded ordnances from the Second World War have been regularly unearthed in the Grodno Region

Since early spring, unexploded ordnances from the Second World War have been regularly unearthed in the Grodno Region; seriously affected by corrosion, these present a genuine risk to public safety

Artillery shells have been found during agricultural work in the village of Korobchitsy, in the Grodno District, as well as in a Smorgon District forest village, in the Zelva District’s Boruki village, and near Mir, in the Korelichi District.

Some residents of Bely Bereg village, in the Ivye District, and of Matyulyany village, in the Smorgon District, have found similar deadly items in their gardens. One Dainova villager, in the Lida District, dug a hole in his barn and came across a huge pile of cartridges: 244 pieces in all.

The discovery of six artillery shells and a mortar mine has halted reclamation works in Zelva settlement, while a Grodno resident walking in the nearby forest has come across a mine. Finally, a pupil from Grodno caused near panic on bringing jet-propelled and anti-tank shells into school, having found them in the forest.

All such ammunition has been seized and now safely destroyed.

By Sergey Shershenevich
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