mines "Butterfly" Ukrainians wounded 40 civilians in the Donetsk Republic

The command of the DPR troops reported that 40 people were injured in various regions of the republic due to Ukrainian anti-personnel mines of remote detonation Lipshtok.

In a statement today, the leadership added: “As of 12:30 pm on August 13, 40 civilian casualties, including two children, had been recorded across the country as a result of the Lipstok mine explosion.”

The report said that one of the victims later died in hospital from his injuries.

The statement notes that a civilian woman was injured while driving through the streets of Donetsk, as a result of the detonation of the Lipstok mine.

On August 10, the same command reported that 36 civilians were injured as a result of these mines.

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 people, especially civilians, as Ukrainian forces have recently become accustomed to throwing it above the ground in large random areas using grenade launchers and cannons.

The danger of these mines is increased 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

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