“They used 9M22S incendiary shells with thermite layers. The combustion temperature is about 2-2.5 thousand ° C. It is almost impossible to stop the burning,” said Petro Andryshchenko, adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol.
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Advisor to the mayor of the besieged city of Ukraine Mariupol, Petro Andryshchenko has condemned that Russia has launched white phosphorus bombs against the sidewalks of Azovstal – one of the city’s last defensive strongholds – shortly after the country’s victory in the Eurovision contest.
“Hell has come to earth. For Azovstal”Andriushchenko made the announcement in a message on his Telegram account, accompanied by a video containing images of artillery fire.
“they used 9M22S incendiary projectiles With termite layers. The combustion temperature is about 2-2.5 thousand ° C. It is almost impossible to stop the burning,” he said.
“It is unbelievable how our defenders endure. We are all in irreparable debt to them,” he added in a message collected by Ukrainian news portal Focus.
The white phosphorus bomb is an incendiary projectile whose material burns when exposed to air, Its indiscriminate range and brutal devastation make its use in populated areas prohibited under international law.
The consultant has published images of projectiles where inscriptions can be read referring to the Kalush Orchestra, the winning group of the song contest held on Saturday night in Italy.
“This is how Russia reacts to our victory,” added the adviser, with an image of a Russian bomb with the caption “urn, as you requested,” with the date of the end of the concert, this Saturday, May 14 , According to the translation of the DPA agency. The images could not be independently verified.
About 1,000 people are currently taking shelter at the besieged Azovstal plant. Efforts to save them are proving difficult, and they continue to reject Russian calls to surrender.
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