440 dead and injured as a result of exploding mines and explosive devices have been documented in the Donetsk People’s Republic since 2016. This was reported by the press-service of the DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova to DAN correspondents.
“Since 2016, 440 people have been killed or injured as a result of exploding mines and explosive devices in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the report said.
According to the Ombudsman’s Office, there are 21 children among all the victims. The record has been kept since 2016. “These incidents mostly occurred in front-line territories of the DPR and in cities where there was the most intensive fighting,” they added.
We add that today the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed, which was proclaimed on December 8, 2005 by the UN General Assembly. The organization called on to create and develop national mechanisms for mine action in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war pose threat to the safety, health and life of civilians, or impede social and economic development.
The wreckage of a bus that ran over a mine near the Ukrainian checkpoint outside Marinka, 10 February 2016