Mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn wrote this on Telegram, that on March 22, Russian troops used phosphorus munitions in their attack on the town of Irpin, Kyiv region.
“Late in the evening on March 22, the Russian invaders used banned phosphorus munitions over the northwestern outskirts of Kyiv. The approximate area of destruction is Hostomel-Irpin," he wrote.
As Defense Express reported, on March 13 The First Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department of Ukraine, Oleksiy Biloshitsky, posted a video that showed Russian troops used phosphorus munitions in Popasna, Luhansk region.
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.
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