The woman says that she was walking down an alley when suddenly she heard an explosion. “I looked at my right foot and my heel wasn’t there,” she lamented.
A resident of the city of Svetlodarsk, located in the Donetsk People’s Republic, recounted how she was injured by the explosion of an anti-personnel mine of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The woman said she was walking down an alley when she suddenly heard “a soft pop.” “My left foot and my right foot hurt. So I looked at my right foot and my heel was not there“, he said, adding that it would be a Lepestok mine.
“I didn’t see her at all, she was just walking down the alley,” he said.
Also, the woman said that people who use such mines in residential areas “are worthless.” “A child can also pass [allí]”, lament.
Initially, news about Ukraine’s use of anti-personnel mines became known at the end of July. Since then, several deaths and injuries of civilians caused by them have been reported.
The PFM-1 Lepestok antipersonnel mines, which are an exact replica of the American BLU-43/B Dragontooth mine, operate remotely. The explosion occurs when the target’s sensor is stepped on and causes trauma to the lower leg.
- Under the Ottawa Treaty, which Ukraine joined in 1997, kyiv undertook to destroy all antipersonnel mines in its stockpile within four years and you may not use them under any circumstances.