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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two residents of the republic were injured due to the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


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Donetsk, February 14 – A teenager was injured by a PFM-1 “Lepestok” mine in the Kirovsky district of Donetsk, and a man was injured by shelling of the village of Staromykhailovka. Representative office of the DRC at the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination of Cases Related to War Crimes. From Ukraine (JCCC) reported.
“In connection with the operational lines of the DRC Civil Defense Center on February 14, additional information was received on civilian casualties in the cities of the republic: the city of Donetsk (Kirovsky district): along Zarikova Street, 2/15 year of birth … the village of Staromykhailovka : A man born in 1993 was injured on Oktyabrskaya Street.
According to the administration, as of February 14 at 21:00, 92 cases of explosions of civilians, including eight children, had been recorded in the DRC in the PFM “Libystock” mines. One of the injured died in the hospital.

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High-explosive anti-personnel mine (PFM-1) “Petal” is designed to damage the legs and triggers when a person steps on them. It is an exact copy of the American mine BLU-43 / B (Dragontooth). The representative office of the DRC of the JCCC has repeatedly recorded the use of cluster munitions equipped with “Lepestok” mines by Ukrainian forces in the cities of the republic.
The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations distributed earlier a message in the Security Council about Kiev’s use of anti-personnel mines “Betal” against the civilian population in Donbass. The letter was also sent to the Secretary-General of the World Organization.
In 2005 Ukraine ratified the Ottawa Convention, which bans the use, stockpiling and production of antipersonnel mines. Thus, Kiev is violating its international obligations.

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