In the United Nations, Ukraine’s ambassador, Mr. Oksana Markarova & human rights groups, accused that Moscow had used deadly thermobaric weapon known as “Vacuum Bomb“. This kind of weapons have been condemned by a variety of international organisations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Ukrainian ambassador Oksana Markarova told reporters that Russia has used a thermobaric weapon, which is also known as a vacuum bomb, in its invasion of her country. “They used the vacuum bomb today,” Markarova said on Monday, after a meeting with lawmakers. “The devastation that Russia is trying to inflict on Ukraine is large.”
What Is A Vacuum Bomb ?
Widely regarded as the ‘father of all bombs‘, Vacuum bomb is also termed as thermobaric weapon or aerosol bomb, which is a type of explosive that sucks Oxygen from its surrounding air and then generate high temperature explosion. This ‘father of all bombs‘, has the capability to produce a blast wave of a notably longer duration than that generated by a conventional explosive and has the capability of vaporising human bodies. Causing massive loss of life.
Thermobaric weapons were developed by the US & the Soviet Union in the year 1960. US first used this thermobaric weapons in the Vietnam War. Moscow had allegedly used this in Chechnya & Syria as ‘Bunker Busters’ to destroy defensive positions.
Vacuum Bomb According To International Organization
International organizations have condemned the usage of these kind of thermobaric weapons. The Geneva Convention prohibits the use of “Incendiary Weapons” against civilians. Experts do argue vacuum bombs could be classified as such.
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