Donetsk, Aug 5 — DAN. A civilian woman and a 12-year-old child have been killed today in the Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, the DPR Territorial Defence HQ said.

“As a result of a strike on the Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, a woman has been killed at the Bokia street, and a 12-yera-old child has been killed at Chusovskaya street,” the report reads.

Ukrainian forces have been scattering PMF-1 butterfly mines over Donetsk today. The mines were discovered at Kamvolnaya, Berezovskaya, Vodolechebnaya, and Geroyev Miusa streets.

The Ministry of Emergencies called on the residents of Donetsk and Makeyevka to stay away from streets except for essential needs, as more and more butterfly mines are discovered. Ukrainian armed formations scatter them using Uragan MLRS. 

The Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended on 3 May 1996 (Amended Protocol II) to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons bans the use of remotely-delivered mines unless, to the extent feasible, they are equipped with an effective self-destruction or self-neutralization mechanism, which PMF-1 mines do not have. *ot