Ukrainian soldiers fired phosphorus bombs at the village of Semyonovka. Photo/sputnik
MOSCOW – The Ukrainian military has used phosphorus bombs in the Zaporozhye direction. The head of the surgical department of the separate medical battalion of the 58th Army of the Russian Armed Forces explained this to journalists.
“The use of phosphorus bombs was detected in Zherebyanka area, Pyatikhatki. Thankfully, our anesthesiologists identified this in time, this lesion, and immediate action was taken, evacuation, sanitation,” said a military doctor working in the frontline unit.
He added, “When there is talk in the media about the desire of NATO countries to supply the Kiev regime with new weapons, usually these weapons have started to be used on the front lines very soon.”
“That means, it’s already here. Starting today, it will also be used,” he explained, reported by Sputnik on Friday (25/8/2023).
The use of phosphorus bombs is prohibited by the Geneva Convention. The use of incendiary ammunition, including those containing white phosphorus, is restricted by Protocol III to the 1980 UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. In particular, it is prohibited where civilians may be harmed.
Such ammunition causes severe burns and acute poisoning, as well as bone and marrow damage and tissue necrosis.
The lethal dose of toxic white phosphorus for humans is 0.05-0.15 grams.