Conscript soldiers not to demine Palmyra

15:1530 Mar, 2016 1581
Photo: UNESCO

Conscript soldiers will not go to Syria to demine the cultural heritage objects, Alexander Kanshin, deputy head of the Public Council of the Russian Defense Ministry, said.

“According to Russian legislation, conscript soldiers are not to be sent to combat zones. As far as I know, there are no conscripts among mine pickers of the International Antimine Center nor among other engineer units that are being redeployed to our military base in Syria to demine Palmyra’s objects ”, — he said.  

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