Reports of Possible Russian Cluster Munition Use in Georgia

There have been several vague press reports of possible Russian use of cluster munitions in Georgia.  See this article from Associated Press, this one from from a Polish news source and this Human Rights Watch report condemning Russia’s use of ‘indiscriminate’ rockets with the capacity for cluster munition warheads. Please note that Political Minefields has not independently confirmed these reports.  They are cited here to encourage further investigation.

Even if cluster munitions have not been used, it is likely there will be a considerable unexploded ordnance (UXO) problem after fighting ends in Georgia.  In other conflicts, such explosive remnants of war have continued to kill and injure civilians long after the guns fall silent.

~ by Matthew Bolton on 14 August 2008.

One Response to “Reports of Possible Russian Cluster Munition Use in Georgia”

  1. […] Update: Russian Use of Cluster Bombs Confirmed Russia used cluster munitions in populated areas in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many more, Human Rights Watch revealed today.  This confirms earlier press reports posted on Political Minefields yesterday. […]

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