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Kiev uses mines in Donbass it should have destroyed 5 years ago

11.12.15 10:56
Kiev uses mines in Donbass it should have destroyed 5 years ago
Ukraine is using mines in Donbass that it should have destroyed five years ago in accordance with the Mine-Ban Convention also known as the "Ottawa Treaty" - Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov. "The Ottawa Treaty brings together many countries, a lot more than a hundred but not all of them," Ulyanov said. "Russia, China, India, Pakistan, South Korea, the United States and several other countries have not joined this convention but we treat it with respect and recognize its usefulness. Unlike us, Ukraine joined the agreement in 2005, ratified it and by 2010 should have fully destroyed its storages of anti-personnel mines. However, they did not do this. As of today, they have 5.5 million mines left," he continued. "It would not have been as bad if Kiev had not have started using these mines against their own people in combat actions in Donbass. The thing that draws attention here is the lack of reaction to these instances both from non-governmental organizations that are usually quick to react and governments," Ulyanov noted. According to: http://tass.ru/en/politics/843067 DONi News Agency


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