In the Donbas conflict zone, cluster munition and fragmentation mines (POM-2) were found, and on them it’s clearly stated that they had been produced in Russia in 1993.
The Ukrainian side in the JCCC noted that such land mines have never been produced in Ukraine, nor distributed to Ukraine’s Armed Forces, this is why they couldn’t have been just found by the militants in the conflict zone.
The HQ stated that the fact that the militants use land mines that can’t be defused can be explained only by animalistic brutality and hatred towards peaceful civilians. They also note that there were no ammunition depots containing land mines or other engineering means in the East of Ukraine when the Russian intervention started, so it’s safe to say that all land mines planted by militants in Eastern Ukraine came exclusively from Russia.
As it was reported earlier, Ukraine ranks first in the world in terms of the number of deaths from mines, according to the UN data.