On a sunny August morning in 2016, a fit, Romanian customs officer was clearing the next load of timber. All tracks of the Serret station – a small town on the border with Ukraine – were filled with freight trains. The young customs officer was looking into the contracts and invoices of Biofuel Trading, entering data into a laptop computer.

At the same time, a powerful explosion occurred at a distance of 270 kilometers, outside of a small, old village near Lviv.

By Taras Zozulinskyy

The mine was laid under asphalt, and the explosion "dug" a crater one and a half meters deep. The Mercedes-Benz G was tossed to the roadside.