Russia accused of using phosphorus bomb in Ukraine war

Russia accused of using phosphorus bomb in Ukraine war

Europe News Desk!! Ukraine has accused Russia of using phosphorus bombs in the war. This information has been given in a media report. Drone footage released by the Ukrainian military showed the city of Bakhmut burning, as white phosphorus rained down on the city, the BBC reported. White phosphorus weapons are not banned, according to reports, but their use in civilian areas is considered a war crime. It produces fast spreading fire which is very difficult to extinguish. Russia has been accused of using them in the past as well. Russia has been trying to capture Bakhmut for months, despite its dubious strategic importance. Western officials have estimated that thousands of Moscow soldiers have been killed in the attack. Ukraine’s Defense Minister tweeted that the phosphorus attack targeted empty areas of Bakhmut with incendiary ammunition.

Kiev’s special forces command said Moscow’s forces were continuing operations to destroy the city. It is unclear when exactly the alleged attack took place. But footage shared by Ukraine showed tall buildings engulfed in flames, the BBC reported. Other videos posted on social media showed flames on the ground and white clouds of phosphorus lighting up the night sky. According to the report, Russia has been accused of using white phosphorus several times since launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year. Moscow has never publicly admitted to using white phosphorus. Last year, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Russia had never violated international conventions. While the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, said that white phosphorus was used. White phosphorus is a wax-like substance that ignites when exposed to oxygen, producing bright plumes of smoke, the BBC reports.


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