Russian Petal Landmines Devastate Ukraine


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(NHK World) Russian forces in Ukraine's east are deploying thousands of petal-shaped surface landmines, spreading them rapidly across wide areas using artillery. These palm-sized mines, resembling flower petals, pose a severe threat as they are difficult to detect due to their color. Triggered by pressure or movement, they explode instantly upon contact, causing devastating injuries.

The use of these mines has intensified ahead of Russia's World War II Victory Day celebrations, escalating tensions. Efforts to remove these mines face significant challenges, with estimates suggesting it could take centuries. Ukrainian soldiers, like Dmytro Mikhailovsky, have suffered grave injuries, emphasizing the urgent need to address this ongoing conflict and its human toll.

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Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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