Cluster Munitions Blanket Ukrainian Positions

Drone footage shows an unspecified Russian cluster munition delivering high explosive bomblets onto an area reportedly held by Ukrainian troops.


Although there is a 2010 Convention On Cluster Munitions in which over 100 nations agreed to not use them; neither Russian nor Ukraine are signatories. Additionally, the US is also not a signatory. That is relevant as there has been recent talk about the United States considering the delivery cluster munitions to Ukraine.


Congress currently has a destruction on cluster munition exports, although that can be overridden by POTUS or the Secretary of State.


The use of cluster munitions increases the risk of civilian deaths and other collateral damage, but the weapons would also be helpful to the Ukrainians in dislodging the Russians from entrenched fighting positions and may also be useful in clearing minefields.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Drone footage shows an unspecified Russian cluster munition delivering high explosive bomblets onto an area reportedly held by Ukrainian troops.


Although there is a 2010 Convention On Cluster Munitions in which over 100 nations agreed to not use them; neither Russian nor Ukraine are signatories. Additionally, the US is also not a signatory. That is relevant as there has been recent talk about the United States considering the delivery cluster munitions to Ukraine.


Congress currently has a destruction on cluster munition exports, although that can be overridden by POTUS or the Secretary of State.


The use of cluster munitions increases the risk of civilian deaths and other collateral damage, but the weapons would also be helpful to the Ukrainians in dislodging the Russians from entrenched fighting positions and may also be useful in clearing minefields.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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