Ultra-brave Ukrainian soldiers clear Russian landmines from road with their feet

A group of brave Ukrainian soldiers have been recorded clearing away dangerous anti-tank mines from a road with their feet.

The footage, which has been shared across social media, shows the soldiers moving Russian mines to the side to allow vehicles to pass.

According to reports, this road is a route out of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and mines have been left by Vladimir Putin’s troops as they fall back.

The anti-tank mines require a large amount of pressure to denote but they are still a dangerous explosive.

However, these Ukrainian soldiers appear relatively calm as they kick the mines to the sides of the road to clear a path through.

The bravery of these soldiers comes after footage of a civilian in Kyiv Oblast was captured driving carefully through dozens of mines left by Russian forces.

The mines were placed carefully in rows of four but the dangers of these mines did not stop Ukrainian civilians from precariously chancing their luck.

Footage shows several drivers going through the mines with the slightest mistake in their vehicle potentially leading to their death.

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Of the cars captured in the footage, all drivers managed to successfully navigate through the mines.

In a report by Human Rights Watch, Russian troops have been placing POM-3 landmines, which are believed to be banned under international treaties.

The US-based group said the mines were discovered in the besieged city of Kharkiv on Monday.

Speaking to the Independent, Steve Goose, arms director of Human Rights Watch, said: “Countries around the world should forcefully condemn Russia’s use of banned antipersonnel landmines in Ukraine.

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“These weapons do not differentiate between combatants and civilians and leave a deadly legacy for years to come.”

He continued to say Russia’s use of the mines “deliberately flouts the international norm against use of these horrid weapons.”

News of the mines comes as “huge” battles are being fought on the outskirts of Kyiv, according to Mayor and boxing legend Vitaliy Klitschko.

Reports suggested that Russian troops were falling back from around Kyiv but they are now believed to be repositioning to target other areas around the capital.

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