Pedro Andriyushchenko, adviser to the mayor of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol (Ukraine), condemned Russia’s use of white phosphorus bombs against the Azovstal steel plant, one of the city’s last defenses, after the country’s victory. Eurovision competition.
“Hell has come to earth. To Azovstal, ”Andriyushchenko said in a telegram account with a video of the artillery attack.
“They used 9M22S firecrackers with thermite layers. The combustion temperature is about 2-2.5 thousand degrees Celsius. It is almost impossible to stop the combustion,” he said.
“It is amazing how our defenders are positioned. We are all indebted to them,” he added, in a statement issued by the Ukrainian news portal Focus.
Bombs in Ukraine
White phosphorus shells are a flammable substance whose contents begin to come into contact with air. Its indiscriminate range and brutal destruction prohibit its use in populated areas under international law.
The consultant shared pictures of projectiles that could read inscriptions referring to the band Kalush, the winner of a song contest in Italy on Saturday night..
– Anton Gerashchenko (Gerashchenko_en) May 15, 2022
“This is how Russia reacts to our victory,” the consultant said, and with this Saturday’s concert closing date he went with his message with the image of the Russian bomb with the legendary “Kalush, as requested.” May 14, according to a translation by the DPA Agency.
About 1,000 people are currently staying at the besieged plant in Azovstal. Efforts to rescue them are difficult, and they continue to reject Russian calls for their surrender.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, also shared pictures of the bombings on his Twitter account and warned of the dangers of this type of artillery.
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