Donbas militants use banned mines near Avdiyivka - ATO HQ

Donbas militants use banned mines near Avdiyivka - ATO HQDonbas militants use banned POM-2 antipersonnel mines near the industrial areas of the town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has said.

"Militants use POM-2 antipersonnel mines, which are banned by the Geneva Convention, against Ukraine's ATO forces in Avdiyivka's industrial areas," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook.

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This is the only locality where militants use the banned anti-personnel mines in Donbas at the moment, according to the Ukrainian defense intelligence unit.

The ATO HQ has warned against casualties among local residents who face mortal danger, as POM-2 antipersonnel mines are self-liquidating, exploding automatically (from 4 to 50 hours) after being set.
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