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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Russia ‘used cluster munitions’ in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv – BBC News” – below is their description.
Russia has killed hundreds of civilians in Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, using indiscriminate shelling and widely banned cluster munitions, according to new research by Amnesty International.
Amnesty says it has found evidence of Russian forces repeatedly using cluster bombs, as well as “scatterable” munitions – rockets that eject smaller mines that explode later at timed intervals.
Russia has previously denied using cluster munitions in Ukraine and insisted that Russian forces have only struck military targets.
The BBC visited five separate impact sites in residential neighbourhoods in Kharkiv and saw evidence of a distinctive, symmetrical spalling effect associated with cluster munitions.
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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.
Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.