Military correspondents write about the intensive use of mines during a special operation

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Military correspondents write about the intensive use of mines during a special operation

During a special military operation, the enemy actively uses mines of various types and different capacities - from anti-personnel "petals" to powerful sea mines. As Vladlen Tatarsky writes, analyzing the consequences of the battle south of the settlement of Maryinka in the Donbass, all the equipment, and this is 2 tank and 3 infantry fighting vehicles, was lost precisely because of a mine explosion.

It can be concluded that the over-intensive use of mines has become a hallmark of the armed conflict in Ukraine and Donbass. For example, the Ukrainian army purposefully bombards prohibited PFM-1 "Lepestok" mines not only in the settlements of Donbass and their environs, but even in the border regions of Russia - Belgorod, Kursk. Cases of mine explosions of civilian vehicles have already taken place.



Mines are used to slow down the advance of Russian troops forward towards enemy fortified areas. Such an active use of mines significantly complicates the actions of military equipment, regardless of its quantity.

Many experts draw parallels both with the First World War, when mines were also very actively used to stop the advance of enemy infantry, and with recent hostilities in Afghanistan, where formations opposed to American troops and the forces of the then Kabul regime mined roads to achieve maximum damage. military equipment and personnel of a superior enemy.

Military correspondents from the scene report that sometimes there is a situation when the parties are trying to mine already mined areas of the territory. This usually happens when there are problems with the minefield maps or when the territory was taken quickly enough as a result of the battle.



But now there are battles going on here, and then, sooner or later, a peaceful life will come. But mines will continue to undermine both civilians and civilian equipment - from trucks and cars to combines. There is no doubt that many more decades will have to deal with the consequences of such active mining of fields, groves, and urban areas. It is difficult to imagine how much time must pass before the liberated territories are completely cleared of deadly enemy "gifts".
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  1. +5
    December 6 2022
    And what's so surprising? Mines are an effective weapon. And it is used by both sides
    1. kpd
      +1
      December 7 2022
      It is surprising that other signatories of the Ottawa Treaty do not comment on the use of anti-personnel mines by Ukraine. Anti-personnel mines in Ukraine should have been destroyed in 2016.
      Russia cannot directly protest against the use of anti-personnel mines (like the United States) as a country that has not signed this treaty.
  2. +6
    December 6 2022
    What is this opus about? Mines were invented after 24.02.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX? Not a sailor, but the use of naval mines on the battlefield? The principle of operation is probably different, and what kind of sea mine is it that can be effectively used on land? A ship and a tank are somehow not very comparable.
    1. +2
      December 6 2022
      Well, in the Black Sea, they poked enough sea mines. Even their Estonian allies were blown up .. It's just that the article is written incorrectly
      1. +1
        December 6 2022
        Quote: dmi.pris
        It's just that the article is written incorrectly.

        I agree ! You must write correctly! belay
    2. +1
      December 6 2022
      Quote from uprun
      Not a sailor, but the use of naval mines on the battlefield? The principle of operation is probably different and what kind of sea mine is it

      The article does not say that sea mines are used on land. Although it was. Sea mines mined the coastline near Mariupol.
      Apparently you are not aware that Ukrainian sea mines are still being caught in the Black Sea. Slowly we got to Turkey.
      1. 0
        December 6 2022
        I re-read it again ......."During a special military operation, the enemy actively uses mines of various types and different capacities - from anti-personnel "petals" to powerful sea mines. As Vladlen Tatarsky writes, analyzing the consequences of the battle south of the village of Maryinka in the Donbass, all the equipment, and these are 2 tanks and 3 infantry fighting vehicles, was lost precisely because of mine explosions.
        For naval mines in the Black Sea in the know, but near Maryinka?
        1. +3
          December 6 2022
          It's like that.
          Quote from uprun
          During a special military operation, the enemy actively uses mines of various types and different capacities - from anti-personnel "petals" to powerful sea mines

          Where it says that sea mines were used on land. At sea, yes it was or it does not count as an application. Minefields are also being set up at sea.
        2. 0
          December 6 2022
          . For naval mines in the Black Sea in the know, but near Maryinka?

          The essence of the matter is the following. You took the phrase "sea mine" too literally. After not cunning manipulations, such a mine turns into an ordinary land mine. Regular fuses are removed, non-standard fuses are installed .... the detonator does not care what it explodes from - as mentioned above, the regular proximity fuse is replaced by a "land" fuse, and that's it. Further, a sea mine can be buried in the ground, walled up in the wall of a house, laid in a pile of garbage ... During the Chechen war, militants installed landmines made of artillery shells and mines in this way, the principle is the same. And a sea mine is almost 250 kg of "sea mixture" (if we are talking about a large anchor mine).
    3. +1
      December 6 2022
      An opus that emphasizes one of the main problems and the lack of skills and technical equipment to minimize damage.
  3. 0
    December 6 2022
    For Ukraine, international law does not exist, I suspect that no one compiles minefield forms. It is hard to imagine how much work will be done to clear mines. Mines from the Great Patriotic War are still being found. Crazy!
    1. +1
      December 6 2022
      Why crazy?
      Quite practical from a military point of view. These problems with mines will be a headache for Russia for a long time, not Ukraine.

      Now, if the fighting were conducted on the Right Bank, then yes - madmen.
    2. 0
      December 6 2022
      Quote: AlexGa
      For Ukraine, international law does not exist

      Duc, what cue did they sign the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty? negative
      1. +1
        December 6 2022
        Duc, what cue did they sign the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty?

        And not only signed, but also reported on the fulfillment of obligations under the Treaty.
  4. 0
    December 6 2022
    Ukrainian Armed Forces complain about 1966 mortars received from Italy
    According to Corriere della Sera, we are talking about 120-mm Mod63 guns, delivered five months ago. They work much worse than the models of the Second World War, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are indignant
  5. +1
    December 6 2022
    There should be more machines and installations for demining, including TOS.
  6. 0
    December 6 2022
    In a practically positional war, mines are indispensable. And taking into account the fact that the Nazis had been preparing for defense in the Artemovsk region for 8 years, they naturally set mines above the roof. They have always had problems with maps of minefields since 2014. Remember the articles of that time - they themselves were blown up, during the rotation, the maps of the minefields were not transferred to the shifter, or even simply not compiled. About "Petals" is a separate topic, especially since they scatter them, incl. in residential districts and exclusively against the civilian population.
  7. -1
    December 6 2022
    And in war they shoot and kill. The message is completely incomprehensible. It's so obvious that it's worth writing about it?
  8. 0
    December 6 2022
    Military correspondents write about the intensive use of mines during a special operation
    mines will be used by everyone ... this is a threat and a real obstacle to any operation.
    Then, all this will have to be cleaned up for a long time and their bloody account, they will collect ...
  9. Two
    +1
    December 6 2022
    hi Vietnam ended in 1975! And people are still dying on mines!
  10. ada
    0
    December 6 2022
    ... But now there are battles going on here, and then, sooner or later, a peaceful life will come. ...
    Peaceful life? Peaceful life. Well, I don't know if there is one. Usually - the "post-war period", "the period of preparation for war", "the period of advance preparation for war", the period of direct preparation for war", .... This is it, or what?
  11. 0
    December 7 2022
    Why don't you like a sea mine? Dig half a ton of TGA at the intersection with a horizontal pit so that the asphalt is not damaged and let it lie.
  12. 0
    December 7 2022
    But where are the modern "smart" mines that are activated, for example, on a signal and are aimed at armored vehicles?

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