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cluster bombs

Russia: ‘Kiev forces used illegal cluster bombs on civilian population,’ confirms HRW

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M/S Human Rights Watch panel sits down SOT, Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director (English): "There's been much press coverage about Human Rights Watch's findings that on a few cases of Ukrainian forces used indiscriminate warfare in attacking populated areas." M/S Human Rights Watch panel [CUTAWAY] M/S Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director (English): "Our focus has been on the use of grad rockets and cluster munitions." [UPSOUND] M/S Translator [CUTAWAY] SOT, Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch Executive Director (English): "Now the Ukrainian government agrees with us that grad rockets and cluster munitions should never be used in populated areas." M/S Human Rights Watch panel [CUTAWAY] W/S Conference attendees SCRIPT Kiev forces have waged "illegal" and "indiscriminate warfare" on civilian areas, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Executive Director Kenneth Roth said during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday. Roth referred specifically to Kiev's use of cluster munitions and grad rockets. Roth's comments follow his earlier call for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate human rights violations in eastern Ukraine, pointing out that statistics provided by Kiev on the number of illegal attacks recorded are lower than those provided by the HRW investigation. Internal conflict has rocked Ukraine since April, with UN estimates placing the death toll at more than 4,300 people. Over 415,000 have been displaced since the fighting erupted, with some 10,000 people wounded.