Russian-led forces using ceasefire to put new mine obstacles - intelligence

Russian-led forces using ceasefire to put new mine obstacles - intelligence

Russian occupation forces use the ceasefire regime in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to improve the engineering equipment of their advanced positions and to mine new territories.

“The command of the operative group of the Russian occupation forces in the temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions uses the ceasefire regime to improve the engineering equipment of the advanced positions of the units the 1st and the 2nd army corps. In particular, new mine obstacles are being put, using Russian-made anti-personnel mines which are prohibited by international treaties,” Ukraine’s Defence Ministry Spokesperson Yulia Shevchenko said at a briefing with reference to information from the Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.

As noted, the Russian invaders mine the territory without creating minefield maps, which leads to growing number of losses of their personnel, as well as civilian deaths and injuries.

The full and comprehensive ceasefire was established in Donbas from 00:01 on July 27, 2020.


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