Posted: 16.08.2022 14:29:00

Russian Defence Ministry: Ukrainian military use anti-tank mines banned by Geneva Convention

After the retreat of Ukrainian troops from Artemovsk, several French anti-tank mines were found there, the use of which violates the Geneva Convention – as noted by the Russian Defence Ministry, RIA Novosti reports


According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, this refers to the positions of the 72nd Separate Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Russian servicemen identified at least 50 French-made EMP F2 anti-tank mines there, which – once placed in a combat position – cannot be removed or defused.

“Their use is a direct violation of the requirements of Protocol II On the Prohibition or Restriction on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices, which is part of the Geneva Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons, adopted in New York on October 10th, 1980,” said the Russian Defence Ministry.