It was attacked by internationally banned phosphorus munitions - they are prohibited by the Geneva Convention. The First Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department of Ukraine, Oleksiy Biloshitsky, posted a video of this terrible event on his Facebook page.
"Popasna. The phosphorus munitions use. It is a destructive, destructive, distorting force. This is what the Nazis called "Brennende Zwiebel". This is what the rashists are now releasing against our cities. Incredible suffering and fires.
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"Liberators" are in all their glory. Not people," Oleksiy Biloshitsky wrote.
Article 1 of Protocol III of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons defines an incendiary weapon as "any weapon or munition which is primarily designed to set fire to objects or to cause burn injury to persons through the action of flame, heat, or combination thereof, produced by a chemical reaction of a substance delivered on the target". Article 2 of the same protocol prohibits the deliberate use of incendiary weapons against civilian targets (already forbidden by the Geneva Conventions), the use of air-delivered incendiary weapons against military targets in civilian areas, and the general use of other types of incendiary weapons against military targets located within "concentrations of civilians" without taking all possible means to minimize casualties.