On October 23, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on the ministry’s Twitter account that the Ukrainian government’s use of cluster munitions showed the “barbaric nature of Kiev’s punitive operation,” the Kremlin’s term for the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. He urged the international community to press Kiev to abandon cluster munitions use.

As evidence he cited a recent Human Rights Watch report that I helped research. We found evidence of cluster munition use in 12 locations. For some of these attacks, in particular several attacks on Donetsk in early October, we gathered significant evidence that Ukrainian armed forces were responsible. [Read more]

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