The governor of the Belgorod region reported on mines in the border areas
According to Vyacheslav Gladkov, after shelling by Ukraine in the Belgorod region, mines banned by the UN PFM-1 “Petal” were found. Previously, the discovery of “scattered mines” was reported in Donetsk and other cities of the DPR “(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
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PFM-1 “Petal” mines were found in the Belgorod region, the territory of the Shebekinsky urban district turned out to be mined, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said during a live broadcast on VKontakte . Mines were found there after several attacks from Ukraine.
“Petals” were scattered in large numbers and at a great distance, now all measures are being taken to remove everything,— he said. According to him, due to the continuing danger, the return of evacuated residents there is impossible.
«Petal»— anti-personnel mine, which is installed on the ground using remote mining equipment, including MLRS. It was produced in the USSR and was in service with the armies of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Soviet and then Russian troops used it during the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya. Mass of explosive— around 40
At the end of July, the representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic in the joint center for control and coordination (JCCC) announced that the Ukrainian side was shelling Donetsk with missiles with mines “Petal”, stocks which were to be destroyed in Ukraine under the Ottawa Treaty (UN Convention on the Ban of Anti-Personnel Mine) with the financial support of the European Union.
Later, the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR published information about the placement of explosive objects in the territory of some settlements, and Russia sent UN Secretary General António Guterres data on the mining by the Ukrainian side of settlements in the Donbass with prohibited “Petals”.
According to the headquarters of the DPR , to activate the “Petal” a push force of 5 kg is required. On August 16, a Russian journalist Zemfira Suleymanova died as a result of a mine explosion of this type.
Read on RBC Pro Pro You have 8 seconds. How to present and sell the idea Summary Pro “We just got canceled”: how Russian companies are canceling in the West how Coca-Cola Articles Pro x The Economist Bezos and Dorsey invest in African startups. What do they hope for? At the end of June, it was proposed to allocate areas along the borders with Russia and Belarus for the arrangement of protective equipment, including minefields, and also to establish a special border regime 2 km from the borders. The bill was introduced by 40 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. All of them are members of President Vladimir Zelensky's Servant of the People party.
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