The JCCC said that the Ukrainian military bombarded the center of Donetsk with “Petal” mines. This was stated by the representative office of the DPR at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination on Telegram.
According to the agency, the military fired three 9M27K3 missiles equipped with Petal from the BM-27 Uragan multiple launch rocket system. at 21:25 from the village of Karlovka in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
“Ukrainian militants launched a missile attack on the city center, scattering prohibited PMF-1 “Petal” anti-personnel mines. push action. Local residents found many mines»,— said the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR, the Donetsk news agency reported.
As the headquarters noted, “Lepestki” found on eight streets of the city. Mayor of the city Aleksey Kulemzin pointed out that mines were found in the area of the Donbass Arena stadium.
“Petal”— mine, which is installed on the ground using remote mining equipment, including MLRS. It was produced in the USSR and was in service with the armies of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Russian troops used it in the Second Chechen War.
Since the 2010s, Ukraine and Belarus have been engaged in the destruction of stockpiles of Lepestkov under the Ottawa Treaty (Mine Ban Convention) with the financial support of the European Union. Countries completed the program in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Russia did not sign the treaty, nor did the United States with China.
On July 28, the DPR territorial defense headquarters discovered the Petal mines. in nine places in the Kuibyshev and Kyiv regions of Donetsk, the Donetsk agency reported.
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