Mykolaiv cluster bombing

bombing during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Mykolaiv cluster bombing
Part of the Battle of Mykolaiv
Explosive ordnance disposal in Mykolaiv, 14 March 2022 (03).jpg
Unexploded Russian bomb the day after the bombing
LocationMykolaiv, Ukraine
Date13 March 2022
Attack type
cluster munition bombing
Perpetrators Russian Armed Forces

On 13 March 2022, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian Armed Forces bombed Mykolaiv with cluster munitions, killing nine civilians.[2][3]

Victims and damage

Explosive ordnance disposal in Mykolaiv, 14 March 2022

Nine civilians waiting in line on the street at a cash machine were killed in the attack. The explosions also damaged houses and civilian buildings. Human Rights Watch analysed the incident and found that the Russian forces used Smerch and Uragan cluster munition on the densely populated areas.[3]

War crime analysis

Due to the inherently indiscriminate nature of cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch described their use in Mykolaiv as a possible Russian war crime.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Helen Regan; Steve George; Maureen Chowdhury; Mike Hayes; Amir Vera (March 14, 2022). "March 13, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news". CNN. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  2. ^ AFP (March 13, 2022). "Nine Killed by Bombing in Southern City of Mykolaiv: Regional Governor". The Moscow Times. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Ukraine: Cluster Munitions Repeatedly Used on Mykolaiv". Human Rights Watch. March 17, 2022. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
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