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Ukraine: White Phosphorus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6922, tabled on 14 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that phosphorus munitions have been used in attacks on civilians in Popasna, in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

Answered on

28 March 2022

The UK Government continues to condemn the indiscriminate or disproportionate use of any weapon, including incendiary weapons or those that have an incendiary effect. The targeting of civilians and civilian objects is not only abhorrent, but also a blatant violation of international law, and should not continue under any circumstances. Russia appears to be conducting indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian civilians. These allegations only strengthen the need for an International Criminal Court investigation into Russian war crimes and for the world to stand together in defence of International Humanitarian Law.