DONETSK, 25 Mar – A man was injured as a result of the detonation of an anti-personnel mine “Petal” in the village of Blizhnee, reported representation of the DPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC).
“On the operational lines of the DPR JCCC, on March 25, additional information was received about victims among civilians in the cities of the Republic: the settlement of Blizhnee (included in the zone of responsibility of the administration of the Volnovakhsky district): – along the road leading to the village of Blizhnee as a result of the mine explosion of the PFM “Lepestok “A man born in 1988 was injured,” the representative office said in a telegram channel.
Anti-personnel high-explosive mine (PFM-1) “Petal” is designed to damage the legs and is triggered when a person steps on it. It is installed on the ground by remote means of mining. It is almost an exact copy of the American mine BLU-43/B (Dragontooth). The representative office of the DPR in the JCCC has repeatedly recorded the use of cluster munitions equipped with mines “Lepestok” by Ukrainian troops in the cities of the republic.
The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN previously circulated a letter in the Security Council on the use of anti-personnel mines “Petal” by Kiev against the civilian population in the Donbass. The letter, among other things, was sent to the UN Secretary General.
Ukraine in 2005 ratified the Ottawa Convention, which prohibits the use, stockpiling and production of anti-personnel mines. Thus, Kyiv violates its international obligations.
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