UK Ministry of Defence: russia confirms the use of thermobaric weapons in Ukraine
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According to the Ministry of Defense of the UK, russia has used thermobaric weapons in Ukraine.
“The russian MoD has confirmed the use of the TOS-1A weapon system in Ukraine. The TOS-1A uses thermobaric rockets, creating incendiary and blast effects.”, – the UK Ministry of Defense states on Twitter.
Thermobaric weapons suck in oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion, typically producing a blast wave of a significantly longer duration than that of a conventional explosive.
If thermobaric weapons are used against civilians in cities, it is a war crime according to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions.
As reported, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, and Germany launch investigation into russia’s war crimes in Ukraine.
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