Ukraine denounces Russian Army’s firing of white phosphorous ammunition on WednesdayAn element that is completely prohibited in warlike competitionsThe United Kingdom guarantees that Russia is not using weapons in Ukraine, both from the Geneva Convention and thermobaric weapons.
Already last weekOleksi Biolosky, chief of Popasna PoliceA city west of Lugansk announced that Russian troops were using this illegal chemical weapon to attack its municipality. He explained that this type of bomb “was what the Nazis called a ‘burning onion’”.
Explosive devices include white phosphorus bombsIt is made up of an alloy of tungsten and small pieces of nickel and cobalt. When it explodes, the powder acts as shrapnel. And it is that they contain a toxic chemical substance that ignites when exposed to atmospheric oxygen at temperatures above 30ºC and continues to burn while exposed to oxygen, until it is depleted. The chemical reaction creates intense heat of around 815ºC and produces both light and thick chemical smoke.
These attributes make it possible toWhite phosphorous can be used to create smoke screensFor the purpose of hiding troop movements, jamming thermo sensors, marking, flagging, providing traceers for ammunition and destroying fuel supplies.
It can cause injuries. Chemical burns, bone and muscle damage, tissue death or painful death can all be severe and very painful. When it comes to injuries, remember that they are susceptible to infection and heal slowly.
The damage can be further aggravated if white phosphorus remains in the body. These burns may flare up if the bandages aren’t removed and the whitephosphorus remains are re-exposed. Doctors may also notice that Previous wounds that were treated have grown deeper and larger.
White phosphorus can cause multiple organ failure by entering the bloodstream via wounds. This can lead to multiple organ failure.Burns that affect only 10% of your body are most often fatal. Patients are still at risk of death even after a long treatment period.
At least two incendiary weapon have been used.16 conflict in 13 countries, on three continents Since 1980. For the severe harm they do to civilians, they are some of the most cruel weapons.
Particularly, approximately 900 IDF soldiers were killed in the 2009 launch of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). 200 phosphorous ammunitionMostly 155mm artillery and 120mm mortar rounds were fired into Gaza’s densely populated areas. They killed at least 12 civilians while injuring hundreds more.
Also All US-led coalition forces used whitephosphorousDuring the fight against the Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city Mosul and northern Syrian city Raqqa, the Islamic State was launched from the ground in 2017.