Cluster Bombs and Ukraine. To Set the Record Straight...

Posted: Jul 21, 2023   5:15:14 PM   |   Last updated: Jul 28, 2023   12:30:18 AM
by Pascal-Denis Lussier

Here's another quick example of that hypocrisy and lying I keep complaining about, this one concerning the accusation that Russia has been savagely destroying towns and using all kinds of immoral means to do so, when, in truth, the Kyiv regime and its more extremist elements are responsible for the more savage and deceitful side of things. 

From that Amnesty International press release mentioned in previous post: "Many of the Russian strikes that Amnesty has documented in recent months were carried out with inherently indiscriminate weapons, including internationally-banned cluster munitions or other explosive weapons with wide-area effects."

Russia denied the claim, which the Pentagon indirectly confirmed. I'm of the opinion that Russia probably used cluster weapons, but in a limited and confined manner, the post-event evidence blamed on Russia being mostly Ukraine's doing. 

So, sure, spin, forget or deny now, but once was said:

The Convention on Cluster Munitions, which took effect in 2010, bans their use because of the indiscriminate harm they can cause to civilians. More than 100 countries have signed the pact; the United States, Ukraine, and Russia have not. Ukraine forces have been recorded using banned cluster weapons since at least 2014.

Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Evidence Indicates | The New York Times


"...both sides have relied heavily on artillery and rockets to dislodge each other. But the Ukrainians’ decision to saturate their own village with a cluster munition that has the capacity to haphazardly kill innocent people underscores their strategic calculation: This is what they needed to do to retake their country, no matter the cost."

To Push Back Russians, Ukrainians Hit a Village With Cluster Munitions | The New York Times