Russia used banned phosphorus bombs: Ukraine


The Ukrainian president requested NATO on Thursday to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid. “To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs military assistance without restrictions. In the same way that Russia is using its full arsenal without restrictions against us,” he told NATO representatives.

Representative image of phosphorous bomb

New Delhi: As the war between Ukraine and Russia entered 29th day on Thursday, former accused latter of using banned phosphorous bombs which spread a powder that ignites when in contact with oxygen and causes severe burns in Ukraine, especially in the eastern region of Lugansk.

The Ukrainian president requested NATO on Thursday to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid. “To save people and our cities, Ukraine needs military assistance without restrictions. In the same way that Russia is using its full arsenal without restrictions against us,” he told NATO representatives via video-link.Zelensky also Western military alliance members for providing the defensive equipment and urged to provide weapons. “You can give us one percent of all your planes. One percent of your tanks. One percent!”

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Earlier, Russia had reportedly destroyed new laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Ukrainian state agency responsible for the Chernobyl exclusion zone had said that the lab contained ‘highly active samples of radionuclides (unstable atoms of chemical elements that release radiation) that are now in the hands of the enemy’.

The destroyed lab was built in 2015 at a cost of six million euros with support from the European Commission. Russian forces had seized the decommissioned plant at the beginning of the war.

With millions of people have been forced to flee the war-torn eastern European country, war between both Ukraine and Russia is continued on fifth consecutive week.

Russian forces had, on Tuesday, had reportedly dropped two “super powerful bombs” in the city. Bombs were dropped on the city when Ukrainian authorities were trying to rescue civilians. Like many parts of Ukraine, Mariupol has reportedly been facing relentless shelling as Russian forces wanted to take control of it.

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