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Russia Unloads Controversial Phosphorous Bombs on Ukraine

The following article, Russia Unloads Controversial Phosphorous Bombs on Ukraine, was first published on Flag And Cross.

Throughout the duration of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world has gotten a good look at the way in which the Kremlin operates, and not much of what we’ve seen is pretty.

What Vladimir Putin’s army lacks in skill they make up for in atrocities, and the “special military operation” launched by Russia has been declared a “genocide” by a number of competent observers.  Add to this a number of atrocious and verifiable war crimes, and Putin’s strategy is beginning to look a lot like what we saw in the late 1930’s in Europe.

This week, the Kremlin once again pushed the envelope, deploying yet another controversial weapon on an unsuspecting public.

VLADIMIR PUTIN has stepped up his attack on the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine as reports claim Russian forces have launched a chemical assault during an air raid.

The Russian attacks concentrated on Avdiivka, a conflict-worn settlement in the eastern Donbas region. This comes after the Kremlin announced it would look to consolidate its hold on the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk in the Donbas.

“Phosphorous shells” hit the city on Wednesday morning, targeting the “centre” with two strikes.

The assault sparked fires in the area, followed by an “airstrike” on a high-rise structure.

It is thought at least one person has been wounded.

An account linked to the Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration tweeted: “The Russians hit the Avdiivka twice with phosphorous shells!

While phosphorous munitions are not considered “chemical weapons” in the legal sense, experts have suggested that their use in civilian areas constitutes an egregious violation of human rights.

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