The Ukrainian military is dropping anti-personnel mines over the city, violating:
Protocol II of the Geneva Convention.
Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Anti-personnel mine PFM-1 "Petal"
For mining an area against enemy manpower.
After falling to the ground, the fuse becomes armed making the mine ready for detonation.
When stepped on, an adult will be left without a limb. A child would die on the spot.
The production and manufacture of such mines had been discontinued. Their use is prohibited by the Ottawa Treaty.
Ukraine continues to use "Petal" mines against civilians.
On August 1, went to a grocery store, lost a part of his leg stepping on a PFM-1 “Petal”.
On August 2, while taking a walk in a park, lost a part of his leg when he stepped on a PFM-1 “Petal”.
On August 6, while walking his dog along a path, lost a part of his leg when he stepped on a PFM-1 “Petal”.
On July 31, while walking in a courtyard of a residential building, lost his right foot when he stepped on a PFM-1 “Petal”.
On August 3, while walking through grass in a park, suffered a severe leg injury stepping on a PFM-1 "Petal".
On August 4,while walking to a pharmacy, lost a part of my leg stepping on a PFM-1 "Petal".