A resident of Donetsk was blown up by a Petal mine

Anti-personnel blast mines (PFM-1) “Petal” to the main streets of Donetsk. Archive photo

Civilian was injured in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk, stepped on Ukrainian troops dropped anti-personnel mine “Petal”, the headquarters of the territorial defence of the Donetsk people’s Republic.

“At the alley Quartzite in the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk mines PFM-1 struck a man,” – said in the message in the Telegram-channel of the staff.

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.

Ukraine in 2005 ratified the Ottawa Convention, which prohibits the use, stockpiling and trade of antipersonnel mines. Thus, Kiev violated the undertaken international obligations.