Russia's Troops Used Again Phosphorus Bombs in Ukraine

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: March 27 2022 at 03:18 pm
Source: defence-ua.com

Russia using banned phosphorus bombs during attacks on Ukraine The use by russia of banned phosphorus bombs in Ukraine it becomes already systemic An American journalist for Buzzfeed News Christopher Miller on March 27 released a photo with a phosphorus munition blast in the air and wrote: "Currently, Russian troops are using white phosphorus against Ukrainians on the front line near Avdiivka in the east of the country. The photos were made by Ukrainian lieutenant in real-time when we spoke".

Defense Express has already written about the systematic use of phosphorus munition by the russian troops during the war in Ukraine.

So, the First Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department of Ukraine, Oleksiy Biloshitsky, on March 13 posted a video of this terrible event on his Facebook page.

On March 22, the Mayor of the Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn also released on Telegram, that Russian troops used phosphorus munitions in their attack on the town of Irpin, Kyiv region.

Article 1 of Protocol III of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons defines an incendiary weapon as "any weapon or munition which is primarily designed to set fire to objects or to cause burn injury to persons through the action of flame, heat, or combination thereof, produced by a chemical reaction of a substance delivered on the target". Article 2 of the same protocol prohibits the deliberate use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets (already forbidden by the Geneva Conventions), the use of air-delivered incendiary weapons against military targets in civilian areas, and the general use of other types of incendiary weapons against military targets located within "concentrations of civilians" without taking all possible means to minimize casualties.

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