Defense ministry to dig 1812 battle sites

The Belarus's defense ministry will dispatch next year a team of specialists to the sites of the historical 1812 battles between France and Russia to carry out digging works. Viktar Shumaksi, the chief of department for commemoration of the Motherland defenders at the Ministry of Defense says he counts on the documents at the National History Archive which might help find the graves of soldiers on the territory of this country, reports Belapan.

He alsso said that scouts would continue digging the sites of battles during the both world wars in order to identify the names of unknown heroes.