Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:3PM GMT
Ukraine has rejected allegations that its armed forces indiscriminately used banned cluster bombs in clashes with pro-Russians in the country’s east.
“These charges are groundless,” Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman, Bogdan Senyk, said on Tuesday.
Vladyslav Seleznyov, the spokesman for Ukraine’s campaign in the east, also dismissed claims that government forces have used cluster munitions in populated areas of the eastern city of Donetsk.
“Human Rights Watch knows that these are banned weapons – and we do not use banned weapons,” Seleznyov stated, adding, “Neither do we shell civilian neighborhoods because this endangers lives. But our opponents constantly attack these neighborhoods.”
On Monday, Human Rights Watch published a detailed investigation that points out 12 incidents where cluster bombs killed six people, including a Swiss…
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