Kiev uses white phosphorus

[Google Translate from Russian with my clean-up]
Published on 11 June, 2014 by NEF Acura
According to representatives of the People’s Militia Donbass, Ukrainian Army attacked the outskirts of Sloviansk (Semenovka) and its surroundings. Military used the multiple launch rocket systems “Grad” mortars, along with phosphorus bombs banned worldwide. After an hour of attacks, local authorities decided on immediate evacuation of civilians.

Shells with white phosphorus can cause extremely serious and painful injuries or provoke a slow and painful death. For the treatment of such injuries requires specially trained medical personnel, who can also get phosphorous wounds at work. The area covered by shells with white phosphorus can reach several hundred square meters.

The use of such weapons against the civilian population, as well as air strikes against military targets in civilian areas was banned by the Geneva Convention.

These munitions were used during the Vietnam War. In 2004, the shells with white phosphorus were used by the U.S. Army in Iraq, during the battle for Fallujah. In mid-2006, during the Second Lebanon War, similar munitions of war were used by the Israeli Army.

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