Flechettes were found in the bodies of those killed in the area of ​​Bucha and Irpen (photo)

According to a number of witnesses from Bucha, Russian artillery used such projectiles several days before withdrawing from the area.

Every third person who died in the Kyiv region is from Bucha, the mayor of the city reported / Facebook Irina Venediktova
Every third person who died in the Kyiv region is from Bucha, the mayor of the city reported / Facebook Irina Venediktova

Forensic experts found flechettes  in the bodies of people killed in the Bucha and Irpen area.

The Guardian writes about it . 

Metal darts, which were used during the First World War, were found in bodies exhumed from mass graves.

“We found some very thin, nail-like objects in the bodies of men and women, as did my other colleagues in the region,” said Ukrainian medical examiner Vladislav Pirovsky.

Independent weapons experts who examined photographs of the finds confirmed to The Guardian that they were flechettes.

They are contained in the shells of tank or field guns. One projectile can contain up to 8000 arrows that fly out after the explosion.

According to a number of witnesses from Bucha, Russian artillery used such projectiles several days before withdrawing from the area. 

Although human rights groups have long sought a ban on the use of arrow-shaped projectiles, these munitions are not prohibited by international law. However, their use in densely populated civilian areas is a violation of humanitarian law.

According to Neil Gibson, a weapons expert with the British group Fenix ​​Insight, the metal darts could have come from a 122mm 3Sh1 artillery shell used by Russian artillery.

Recall that in Bucha have already found 412 bodies of the inhabitants of the city tortured by Russian invaders.

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