Anti-personnel blast mines (PFM-1) “Petal”. Archive photo
Ukrainian troops fired two rockets of the BM-27 Uragan, equipped with mine – “Petal”, in the Donetsk and five shells of caliber 155 mm in Makeyevka in the DNR, said the DNR office in JCCC.
“Recorded attacks by the UIC in the following areas: 18.50 – town novomykhailivka – the city of Donetsk (Lenins’kyi district): launched two rockets from the MLRS BM-27 “Uragan” (equipped with anti-personnel mines PFM “Petal”); 20.15 – town Orlovka – city Makiivka (chervonohvardiis’ke district): fired five shells in caliber of 155 mm”, – stated in the message.
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).
Artillery caliber 155 mm used by NATO countries. Ukraine under this caliber was designed and made in a single copy wheeled self-propelled artillery installation “Bogdan”. Previously, the U.S. has supplied the Kiev artillery howitzer M-777 caliber 155 mm, Ukrainian troops have used them to bombard cities, including Donetsk, with the result that civilians were killed.