The command of the armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic stated that over the past day, as a result of the shelling of the territory of this republic by the Ukrainian army, four civilians were killed and 21 more were injured.
In a statement today, the leadership added: “Over the past day, from 8:00 on August 10 to 8:00 on August 11, as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian army, st. territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The report states that two people were injured over the past day in Donetsk as a result of the detonation of Lipshtok anti-personnel mines, which Ukrainian forces dropped in various regions of the republic.
It is reported that the Ukrainian army began bombing the territory of the Doninsk People’s Republic with ammunition containing PVM-1 plastic mines made in the shape of a green petal. Civilian casualties from such mines are reported daily.
This mine, banned by international treaties, is designed to hit the lower limbs of individuals, especially civilians, as Ukrainian forces have recently become accustomed to placing it above the ground in large random areas using launchers and cannons.
The danger of these mines is heightened by their camouflaged green color, which generally confuses civilians, and their “innocent” shape, which attracts children to play with them, and they explode as soon as they are stepped on.
And the Soviet Lipstok mines used by Kyiv do not pose much of a threat to soldiers who usually travel in armored vehicles.
This mine is different from traditional anti-personnel mines, which are usually placed underground on the enemy’s roads along the path of his movement on a pre-prepared map.
It is worth noting that in 2005 Ukraine ratified the Ottawa Convention prohibiting the use, stockpiling and production of anti-personnel mines. Thus, Kyiv violates its international obligations.
Source: RIA Novosti