(PatrioticPost.com)- On Friday, the United Nations human rights office confirmed that they had received credible reports of Russian forces using cluster munitions in highly populated parts of Ukraine – suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be directing his army to commit war crimes.
Using its dozens of monitors in Ukraine, the United Nations is monitoring the use of specific kinds of weapons by the Russians, including higher-temperature thermo bombs that are capable of vaporizing human bodies. The United Nations is now in the process of establishing a probe into possible war crimes committed by Russia so far, and announced that at least 549 civilians have already been killed by Russian soldiers since the invasion began on February 24.
Nobody truly knows just how many more have been killed, however.
Liz Throssell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations, said that the use of cluster munitions – which are designed to release smaller munitions while still in the air – in popular areas is restricted by international humanitarian law that governs war.
“We remind the Russian authorities that directing attacks against civilians and civilian objects, as well as so-called area bombardment in towns and villages and other forms of indiscriminate attacks, are prohibited under international law and may amount to war crimes,” she said.
At this point, though, it’s hard to imagine that President Vladimir Putin really cares.
On Friday, data collected by the World Health Organization showed how 27 attacks have been directed at health care centers and hospitals in Ukraine.
Remember when Putin called this a “peacekeeping mission”?