Donetsk, Aug 2 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic ombudswoman Darya Morozova has notified the head of the UN Mission in Ukraine about the facts of remote mining of DPR settlements with “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines.
“I officially notified Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner about the above facts, ” Morozova said on Tuesday. “I insist that the international community not only must record them but also give them a legal assessment and take necessary measures of response.”
In case of absence of proper reaction on the part of the UN, it should be publicly explained why the organization which is responsible for maintaining peace and security on the plant, pays no attention to Ukraine’s deliberate illegal actions aimed at maiming and killing Donbass’ civilian population, she added.
The ombudswoman reminded that Ukraine’s actions violate norms of international law. “Ukrainian gunmen not only fight against the civilian population. They choose, with absolute accuracy, their targets which are our children. I remind that in urban environment, this type of weapon poses particular danger to minors, ” Morozova said.
Starting last week, Ukrainian armed formations have been actively using PMF-1 “Lepestok” mines in remote mining of Donetsk, Makeyevka and other DPR settlements. Local residents get hurt in explosions of mines delivered with “Uragan” MLRS; on Monday, an elderly man in Donetsk’s Petrovsky district lost his foot in a “Lepestok” explosion.
PMF-1 “Lepestok” is a pressure-activated mine of Soviet production. It has two varieties, PMF-1 and PMF-1 °C. If an adult steps on “Lepestok, ” it will cripple him for life. For children, stepping on Lepestok is likely to be fatal.*jk