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Prosecutor-General confirms Russia's use of cluster munitions in two regions

Monday, 28 March 2022, 18:41
Prosecutor-General confirms Russia's use of cluster munitions in two regions


Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova has confirmed Russia's use of banned cluster munitions in the Kherson and Odesa regions, while law enforcement officials in Kyiv are gathering evidence.

Source: Venediktova at a briefing


According to Venediktova: "I would not speak (about the use of banned weapons in Kyiv - ed.), until we have concrete evidence. But as far as other regions are concerned, we do have evidence.

We have evidence in the Odesa Region, and in the Kherson Region, where cluster munitions have been used".

Details: Venediktova said that the prosecutor's office has information about the use of other banned weapons, especially thanks to the work of journalists. But she can only make a statement about it if she has proof: "or fragments of something, or soil analysis; when I know for sure that I will go to court with it later.


As of today I can give a confirmation regarding the use of cluster munitions in both the Kherson and Odesa regions. We are working on Kyiv," the Prosecutor-General concluded.

Background: on 11 March, the UN said it had evidence of the use of cluster munitions by the Russian military in Ukraine - particularly in Vuhledar in the Donetsk region and in Kharkiv.

The international human rights organisation Human Rights Watch reported on the use of cluster bombs in Mykolayiv.

Russia's use of cluster munitions was also reported by city officials in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.