LKS 20220303 A sign reading 'Danger mines' is pictured on a field at the entrance of Nizhyn, northeast of Kyiv on March 3, 2022. - The Ukrainian army battalion commander is not sure who laid the mines scattered across the black-earth fields of Kyiv's eastern front that his men hit while trying to gain intelligence on the Russians. The locals appear to have a love-hate relationship with what appear to be anti-tank mines pitting the fields they once used to grow wheat and corn. But local mayor Kodola is surprisingly upfront about his support for the mines. His town of Nizhyn rests about 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of Kyiv and as hidden just off the main road. LEHTIKUVA / AFP Aris Messinis