65 explosions of mines and explosive items occurred in occupied Donbas and in the gray area in 2018, as a result of which 25 military men died. This was reported by the Department of Environmental Safety of the Ministry of Defense, UNN reports.
"During 2018, numerous cases of servicemen injured on mines and explosive remnants of war in certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions temporarily, not controlled by the government of Ukraine, and in the gray area were recorded. There were 65 cases, as a result of which 25 soldiers died, 84 got injured, among which were also sappers," reported in the Department.
As reported, three children died from the explosion of a mine near the occupied Horlivka.
We recall that in late August, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that since the start of hostilities in Donbas, 21 children had died because of mines. A total of 1858 people suffered from mines.
On January 12, the militants shelled the drone of OSCE SMM near Chermalyk village in Donetsk region. Ukraine's Joint Control and Coordination Center (JCCC) reported this on the Facebook page of the Joint Forces Operation.
According to the data of the Ukrainian side of Joint Control and Coordination Center, such activities are connected with an intention to hide its fire activity in the direction of the Joint Forces units.