DENYS KARLOVSKYI – THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 2022, 17:43
The Russian occupiers have fired prohibited munitions at the settlements of the Yunakivka Amalgamated Territorial Community (hromada).
Source: Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the Head of the Sumy Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram
Quote from Zhyvytskyi: “During the shelling of the Yunakivka community, the Russians used phosphorous shells!”
Details: The Sumy Oblast Military Administration reports that Russian troops fired on the villages with phosphorus munitions from Grad multiple rocket launchers located in Russia.
Information on casualties and the level of destruction is currently being clarified.
For reference: Military experts and investigators emphasise that Ukraine and Russia do not have phosphorous ammunition in service.
Instead, they may be incendiary munitions, which are also prohibited – they can’t be used in or near cities.
The use of incendiary ammunition on military facilities is allowed only if they are located remotely from civilians.
Such munitions are used to create large-scale fires in areas with dry vegetation using flammable combustible materials.