Media: Occupiers used white phosphorus ammunition near Chasy Yar

Journalists from the French news agency AFP said they saw Russian occupiers use white phosphorus ammunition on deserted area near Chasy Yar, Donetsk region. This was reported by DW.

Journalists could not say exactly what the invaders were aiming for, but noted that a green truck with a white cross, the symbol of the Ukrainian army, stood nearby. There were civilian houses a couple of hundred meters away from the impact of the shells.

«Witnesses heard the whistle of shells and saw explosions caused by ammunition, which released small burning balls of white phosphorus. The shells set fire to vegetation on both sides of the road on a surface equivalent to the size of a football field,” the report says.

The publication draws attention to the fact that the use of phosphorus weapons against civilians is prohibited, but it can be used against military targets in accordance with the 1980 convention signed in Geneva.

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