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UK: Russia deploying anti-personnel mines in Donbass

The United Kingdom's Defence Ministry accused Russia in its latest intelligence update on the conflict in Ukraine issued on Monday of deploying anti-personnel mines in the disputed region of Donbass.

The ministry went on to claim Russia is deploying the PFM-1 and PFM-1S mines specifically. "These mines have the potential to inflict widespread casualties in both the military and the local civilian population," it said. "Commonly called 'the butterfly mine,' the PFM-1 series are deeply controversial, indiscriminate weapons."

Earlier this month, British intelligence estimated the conflict is about to enter a new phase, with Russia focusing its targets on Ukraine's south.

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