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Independence Supporters Say Can Prove Ukrainian Army’s Use of Prohibited Weapons

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Independence supporters can prove to the UN the Ukrainian Army uses prohibited weapons, eastern Ukrainian city Horlivka’s self-defense force leader Ihor Bezler told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Independence supporters can prove to the UN the Ukrainian Army uses prohibited weapons, eastern Ukrainian city Horlivka’s self-defense force leader Ihor Bezler told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

“Kiev is using cluster bombs, I have fragments. I can show them to UN representatives; they should come here,” Bezler said.

Bezler also argued that independence supporters brought down four Ukrainian Army planes.

“We cannot often find the downed planes as they usually fall on Ukrainian territory. However, we have uploaded the photos of the auxiliary parachutes. We found six items,” Bezler said.

The usage of the cluster munitions is prohibited under the international convention that came into force on August 2010.

The eastern Ukrainian independence supporters have repeatedly argued that the Ukrainian Army uses cluster munitions.

According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, the Ukrainian Army used “the multiple rocket launcher BM-21 Grad, cluster warhead missiles, and other types of heavy armament.”

In the middle of April, Kiev launched a special military operation in the east of Ukraine to suppress independence supporters. During the past few months, more than 450 civilians have died as a result of the conflict.

Moscow has repeatedly called on Kiev curb the use of military force and to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

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