Russia bombards Odesa region with cluster munition – Bellingcat expert

Russia bombards Odesa region with cluster munition – Bellingcat expert

Russian troops dropped cluster munition on the resort village of Zatoka in Odesa region.

“First example of air-dropped cluster munition I've seen. An RBK-500, reportedly in Zatoka, Odesa. These are extremely nasty and can drop hundreds of submuntions,” Bellingcat investigator Nick Waters, former British officer, posted on Twitter following the analysis of photos of airstrike on Zatoka.

According to Waters, the local authorities in Zatoka also state they recovered an RBK-250, another air-dropped cluster munition.

“The failure rate of these submunitions is high: usually a large proportion of bomblets do not detonate, which frequently end up injuring or killing curious children,” he added.

Read also: Russian troops shell Pokrovsk with cluster munitions

As reported, on February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion.

Russian troops are killing civilians, shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, and missiles hit Ukrainians' homes.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of the entire nation, courageously resist Russian aggression.

Ukraine filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan commenced an investigation into the situation in Ukraine.


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