Donetsk, Aug 2 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have remotely mined the premises of a child care centre in Makeyevka with PFM-1 “Lepestok” anti-personnel mines on Tuesday, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported.
“Ukrainian gunmen scattered banned PFM-1 anti-personnel mines on the premises of the Republican specialized child care centre in Maurice Thorez Street in Makeyevka’s Chervonogvardeisky district, ” the HQ said.
Earlier reports on Tuesday said that Kiev gunmen had also scattered PFM-1 mines in Donetsk’s Kirovsky district. Starting last week, Ukrainian armed formations have been actively using PFM-1 “Lepestok” mines in the remote mining of Donetsk, Makeyevka and other DPR settlements.
PFM-1 “Lepestok” is a pressure-activated mine of Soviet production. It has two varieties, PFM-1 and PFM-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