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Ukraine's Armed Forces Deny Use Of Cluster Bombs

Belinda Cai |
October 21, 2014 | 2:10 p.m. PDT

Web Producer

Cluster bomb strike. (Lazy Susan 23/Flickr)
Cluster bomb strike. (Lazy Susan 23/Flickr)
Ukraine's military on Tuesday denied using banned cluster bombs against pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east in light of Human Rights Watch's publication of the outcome of a thorough investigation late Monday. It identified 12 incidents in which six people were killed in the rebel-held city Donetsk and nearby.

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HRW reported what appeared to be the "widespread" use of cluster bombs. These are imprecise and are spread across a large area, often failing to explode. Violence continues to be a problem in eastern Ukraine, despite a cease-fire agreement in September between Kiev officials and Moscow-backed rebels.

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