4. Cluster bombs used in Ukraine

  • A report by Human Rights Watch suggests that Ukraine used cluster bombs in its fight against pro-Russian rebels in the country's east.
  • Evidence collected during 'a week long investigation' points to widespread use of cluster bombs; Ukrainian government likely responsible. 
  • HRW claim that evidence indicates Ukrainian forces were responsible for 'several' cluster munition attacks on Donetsk. 
  • The use of cluster bombs is considered illegal in warfare because of their indiscriminate nature in populated areas.