Top UN official calls for immediate halt to cluster bomb use

A top official of the United Nations Mine Action Service has appealed to the world to stop using cluster munitions. UNMAS director Ilene Cohn spoke to NHK on Friday while visiting Tokyo.

Both Russia and Ukraine have been using cluster bombs since Russia’s invasion in February 2022, with the United States supplying them to Ukraine’s military. The bombs are highly lethal but many can remain unexploded, posing a deadly risk for civilians for years after a conflict.

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Source: NHK News