The office of the people's militia self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic confirmed violations by the Armed forces of Ukraine of the Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel landmines.
"We present you a small part of a utility shot detection and neutralization of landmines installed APU in the forests close to once they control settlements. The footage can be see discovered an antipersonnel mine of directed action mon-90, this is one of thousand remaining in the warehouses in Kiev region in 1991. All the detected mines are destroyed using surface-charge, " said the Commissioner of the Department.
He explained that in 1997 Ukraine signed the Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines, which it ratified in 2005. According to the Ottawa Treaty the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines is prohibited.
in fact, According to the envoy of the control of the militia DND, the Ukrainian military periodically using antipersonnel mines in the Donbass, thereby violating international law and taken on their own shoulders obligations and at the same time accusing the self-proclaimed Republic in the seizure of mines from Russia.
According to the envoy of the Department, VSU "mask" the installation of anti-personnel mines within the Donbass " easy substitution of terms ": for example, He said, on the expenditure statements and their components are referred to as " engineering ammunition."