Ukrainian troops fired at Donetsk from “Grad”

The ammunition in the place of shelling in Donetsk. Archive photo

Ukrainian troops in 15 minutes fired 20 rockets from the MLRS “Grad” in Donetsk and three rockets from the MLRS “Hurricane”, by Valer’yanovka, according to the DNR office in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC).

“Recorded attacks by the UIC (armed forces of Ukraine – ed.) the following areas: 16.00 (same as GMT) – town novomykhailivka – town Valer’yanovka: fired three missiles BM-27 “Uragan” (equipped with anti-personnel mines PFM “Petal”); 16.15 – town Krasnogorovka – the city of Donetsk (village mine “Trudovskoy”): launched 20 rockets of the BM-21 “Grad”, – stated in the message of representation in the Telegram-channel.

Representation of the DPR in JCCC earlier on Friday reported eight attacks of some areas of Donetsk by Ukrainian forces, including using shells “NATO” caliber 155 mm.

Anti-personnel blast mine (PFM-1) “Petal” is intended to damage to the legs and is triggered when one comes to it. Installed to the ground distance means of mining. Special deceit mines to civilians is that because of the unusual shape people who are not familiar with this mine, you can not identify her as a dangerous object. Mine is almost an exact copy of the American mines BLU-43/B (Dragontooth).

Permanent mission to the UN had previously circulated to the security Council a letter of application Kiev anti-personnel mines “Petal” against civilians in Donbass. The letter in particular was sent to the UN Secretary General.

Ukraine in 2005 ratified the Ottawa Convention, which prohibits the use, stockpiling and trade of antipersonnel mines. Thus, Kiev violated the undertaken international obligations.M777, Javelin, Bayraktar: foreign weapons seized in Ukraine