UKRAINE has received cluster bombs, less than a week after the United States said it would provide anti-nuclear weapons to help fight Russia.
Weapons are banned in more than 100 countries because unexploded “bombs” can remain on the ground – detonating years after civilian casualties.
The spokesman of the army of southern Ukraine, Valeryi Shershen, confirmed this today.
He added: “Ukraine they would not use these tools in other countries.
“This is their country they are going to defend.”
The US announced on July 7 that it would send military equipment to Ukrainewhich can release many small bombs over a large area.
Ukraine has said it will use the weapons to “clear” its territory and will not use them in urban areas.
Human rights organizations have urged Ukraine not to use cluster bombs and US not to give them.
The United Nations The High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “Army weapons scatter small bombs over a large area, most of which fail to detonate immediately.
They can kill and maim many years later.
“That is why the use must be stopped immediately.”
Russia used deadly bombs early in the war, killing 47 and destroying the school.
Terrified mothers and children were forced to hide in the basement of a hospital in the Zhytomyr region.
A harrowing video shot later showed bodies strewn across the streets in the war-hit area.
Windows were smashed in the blast, while burnt-out cars were scattered across the street in the wake of the strike.
The deployment of lethal weapons to Ukraine comes as Russia faces turmoil in the ranks of its military.
Unpleasant pictures were revealed yesterday where a a Russian naval commander was killed while on a mission.
Many believe that Putin’s purge has begun after the disappearance of three of his top advisers.