Growing Civilian Toll from Russian Cluster Munition Attacks
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Remnants of dozens of Smerch and Uragan cluster munition rockets collected by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service from Kharkiv in April 2022.
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Russian forces’ repeated use of cluster munitions has caused predictable and lasting harm to hundreds of Ukrainian civilians, the Cluster Munition Monitor 2022 reported.
Cluster munitions disperse dangerous submunitions that can maim and kill like landmines for years, until they are cleared and destroyed.
Governments that have yet to join the cluster munitions treaty – ratified by 110 countries and signed by 13 more – should review their position and help rid the world of cluster munitions.
(Geneva, August 25, 2022) – Russian forces’ repeated use of …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch