The bottom of the Baltic Sea is potentially dangerous for the residents of the Kaliningrad region

At the bottom of the Baltic Sea in Kaliningrad were 123 potentially hazardous objects, mostly sunken ships and barges military and post-war, and on some of them may be ammunition, told RIA Novosti Head of technical department of the West Branch GOSAKVASPAS Emergencies Ministry Yuri Ivanov.

"Of the 123 items on the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the area of responsibility of our branch (Kaliningrad region) is 113 ships. Some of them — German ships sunk after World War II off the coast. Also this Navy ships sunk in the postwar period, flooded target, and more ships that were lost in accidents, "- said Ivanov.

According to the chief of the Western branch of the Russian Emergency Situations GOSAKVASPAS Nicholas Sheremet, all these objects are potentially dangerous for the residents of the Kaliningrad region.

"We need a special program, to work, to raise. Need someone's disposal, the desire to protect people," — said Sheremet.

He added that rescuers GOSAKVASPAS detect dangerous objects and in the Kaliningrad. At the bottom of the river Pregel in the city center to find specialists fix metal objects. Part of them is a normal "glands", but to be here and munitions of war. Conduct detailed exploration bottom experts can not, because it can not agree with the authorities of the region.

"At the bottom Pregel can be tanks and self-propelled guns since the war, as well as weapons and ammunition. All are potentially dangerous, including in connection with a small navigation on the river. We offered to work in the area, but until a solution from the authorities not "- said Sheremet.

According to him, the Kaliningrad divers reported finding the bottom of the Pregel in the heart of a small German barges with shells. However, these data have not been confirmed by experts GOSAKVASPASa, said the chief of the branch.

Thirty-first of August Kaliningrad rescuers began clearing the Baltic Sea one of the major critical infrastructure — flooding the German barges. It was discovered in 2005, a mile from Baltiysk at a depth of 17 meters. According to MOE, on the upper deck of the barge is 8-10 thousand rounds of ammunition. Rescuers do not exclude that in the holds of the barge may be documents and valuables left by the Germans, as well as chemical weapons. Demining program barge designed for three years.

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