first published on April 23, 2018 by Will
Go Pro footage reportedly out of eastern Ukraine appears to show the instant a separatist pro Russian fighter steps on a anti personnel landmine.
In the few seconds following the blast the unconfirmed video shows the victim with a seriously mangled lower leg injury, that is possible even severed.
Going on five years of war, Ukraine is one of the most mined nations on the planet. Since a majority of the fighting has taken place near residential areas, the explosive booby traps are often hidden within just feet from homes, sidewalks, and agriculture fields across the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Although landmines effectively deny terrain to enemy advancement and maneuver, they are often hastily emplaced and their locations forgotten. When the wars end, the mines and the threat they pose persist for decades.