Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russia of using white phosphorous bombs on his country.
“This morning, by the way, there were phosphorus bombs. Phosphorus Russian bombs. Adults were killed again and children were killed again,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a virtual address to NATO leaders on Thursday.
The Kyiv Independent reported that Russian forces targeted Kyiv’s suburbs with phosphorus bombs on the night of March 22, according to Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin.
The use of such weapons against civilians is banned by the Geneva Conventions.
A Twitter, @alona25y user tweeted, “The sky over Donetsk. No, it’s not fireworks. These are phosphorus bombs banned all over the world.”
The president spoke after a day of summits in Belgium with Nato allies, the European Union, and G7 partners.
Biden replied: “It would trigger a response in kind, whether or not, you’re asking whether Nato would cross, we’d make that decision at the time.”