Donetsk, Mar 31 — DAN. Ten children in the Donetsk People’s Republic have been hurt in “Lepestok” anti-personnel mine explosions since the summer of 2022, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC) reported on Friday.
“As of March 31, 105 civilians including ten children have suffered PFM-1 ‘Lepestok’ — related injuries, ” the report said.
On March 30, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a mine blast in Donetsk’s Petrovsky district, the JCCC said without providing details.
PFM-1 is a highly unstable pressure activated mine; even the slightest movement can cause it to explode; some varieties can self-destruct. It is deadly for children and can cripple adults for life or even kill. Ukrainian gunmen have been using remotely-delivered “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines against the DPR since the summer of 2022.*jk