Donetsk, Mar 2 — DAN. PFM-1 “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines have been found in a residential area in western Donetsk, city mayor Alexey Kulemzin said on Thursday.

The mines were founded next to House No 6 in Delegatskaya Street in the Lidiyevka neighborhood, Kulemzin said.

Donetsk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry engineers have defused some 250 anti-personnel mines in the city’s Petrovsky and Kirovsky districts in the past few days. 

PFM-1 “Lepestok” is a pressure-activated mine which can detonate at the slightest touch or change in temperature. It is deadly for children and can cripple adults for life or even kill. Ukrainian forces began to remotely deliver mines to DPR settlements in the summer of 2022; 93 people including eight children have been hurt in anti-personnel mine explosions in the Republic.*jk