Ukrainian government denies allegations of war crimes, use of cluster bombs

Human Rights Watch, an influential human rights watchdog, claimed in its report on October 20 that Ukraine forces have used banned and dangerous cluster bombs in its war against Russian-backed separatists in the east.

The allegations were swiftly denied by the Ukrainian government, but the charges — along with earlier allegations of indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the Donbas — may harm to country’s image in the West.

But experts say the criticism will not change Ukraine’s war methods since the nation has limited options.

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(Photo: Remnants of a misfired Uragan cluster munition rocket lying in a field in territory controlled by the Ukrainian government near Novomykhailivka, Ukraine on October 14: Ole Solvang/Human Rights Watch)