Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
When firing from small arms the UAF actively use forbidden ammunition. This was reported today, May 12th, by the Deputy head of the DPR Armed Forces, Colonel Eduard Basurin at a aggregate briefing in Donetsk.
“The UAF use forbidden arms, in particular cartridges of caliber 8.6 mm of Lapua magnum. Such ammunition is forbidden by the ‘Declaration concerning
Expanding Bullets’ (The Hague, 1899) as inhumane and breaking the customs and laws of weapons of war. The feature of expansive ammunition is that when it hits the target the bullets ‘open out’, like a flower, increasing in cross-section or flattening, not giving the victim any chance to escape. That’s why they received the poetic, but gloomy name ‘flowers of death,’ noted Eduard Basurin.
He emphasized that this ammunition is used when firing from rifles, such as the arms of special operations forces of NATO countries.
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