The ministry of defense of the UK states that Russia has used thermobaric weapons in Ukraine.
Thermobaric weapons suck in oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion, typically producing a blast wave of a significantly longer duration than that of a conventional explosive.
If thermobaric weapons are used against civilians in cities, it is a war crime according to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions.
The Russian MoD has confirmed the use of the TOS-1A weapon system in Ukraine. The TOS-1A uses thermobaric rockets, creating incendiary and blast effects.
Watch the video below for more information about this weapon and its devastating impact.
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