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Russia accused of attacking Ukraine with Phosphorus munitions

Photo.The Defence Post.

As the war between Ukraine and Russia continues, Ukraine has accused Russia of attacking the besieged city of Bakhmut with phosphorus munitions.

In a drone footage released by Ukraine’s military, Bakhmut can be seen ablaze as what appears to be white phosphorus rains down on the city.

White phosphorus weapons are not banned, but their use in civilian areas is considered a war crime.

They create fast-spreading fires that are very difficult to put out. Russia has been accused of using them before.

BBC reports that Russia has been trying to capture Bakhmut for months, despite its questionable strategic value.

Western officials have estimated that thousands of Moscow’s troops have died in the assault.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu