With arms forces of Ukraine mined most of the farmland on the square DND, said the self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.
"30% of the arable fields of the Republic mined Ukrainian military," he said, Zakharchenko on the first day of the weekend press center of the government of DND.
according to him, the mining was engaged in different divisions, without coordination and without reporting on their activities, for this reason, complete and accurate maps of mine fields do not exist.
He said that as soon as the snow melts, sappers DND will begin demining of agricultural land.
"it will be necessary to operate the old-fashioned method - sapper will probe each field to clear," said Zakharchenko.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, during the conflict lost their lives more than 5 thousand people, the real numbers may be much higher. The ninth of December in the Donbass began a consistent militias and security forces through the mediation of the OSCE another truce.
On January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased, and among them fired residential areas of Donetsk. In the end the fighting and shelling damaged houses, communications and infrastructure.