Donetsk, May 8 – DAN. Ukrainian army has installed more than 500 anti-tank landmines close to the Bogdanovka-Petrovskoye disengagement zone south of Donetsk, the DPR People’s Militia said.

“We keep recording Ukrainian mining of public roads. According to our information, fighters of the 128th brigade installed more than 500 anti-tank landmines in close proximity to residential houses and public roads in Bogdanovka, putting civilian and SMM's lives at risk."

The security situation in the Petrovskoye area remains tense. The enemy regularly targets the territory using small arms and heavy weapons.

The framework agreement on disengagement of forces in Donbass was signed in late September 2016. The objective was to disengage the warring sides to avoid the risk of clashes and shelling. The document set three pilot security areas: Petrovskoye in the DPR and Stanitsa Luganskaya and Zolotoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic. The disengagement was finalized at all the three areas by the late 2019.

The presence of weapons and military personnel is banned in those areas. The OSCE SMM patrols are monitoring the situation.*ot