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Russian forces apparently hit Kherson with cluster munitions, rights group says

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his address to the nation at the Kremlin in Moscow on Feb. 21, 2022. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Russian forces have apparently used cluster munitions on civilian areas of Kherson at least three times since they retreated from the city, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on December 13. The incidents were part of a series of attacks on the city that resulted in at least 15 civilian being killed and 35 wounded. “Residents of Kherson survived eight months of Russian occupation, and are finally free from fear of torture, only to be subjected to new indiscriminate attacks, apparently including cluster munitions,” said HRW’s Belkis Wille. Russia has been attacking Kherson from across the Dnieper River.