DONETSK, November 7. /TASS/. At least 85 civilians, including four children, have suffered injuries after stepping on Ukrainian landmines since the violence started to escalate in February, the DPR mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination said in a statement on Telegram on Monday.
"According to official data from the DPR mission, 85 civilians, including four children, stepped on Lepestok landmines between the day when violence started to escalate (on February 17 - TASS) and November 7, 2022," the statement reads. "One of the injured later died in hospital," the mission added.
The PFM-1 Lepestok is a pressure-activated anti-personnel landmine that can be deployed from mortars. These mines are camouflage-colored, which makes them hard to detect, so they pose a particular threat to civilians. Ukraine ratified the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction in May 2005.