Ukraine tells Fortenberry that Russians are using banned ‘Butterfly Bombs’
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The use of “Butterfly Bombs” by Russian forces was confirmed to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry during a Zoom call with members of Ukraine’s Parliament.
When asked by Fortenberry, Parliament member Anastasiya Radina confirmed the use of the internationally banned bombs.
A Butterfly Bomb is a small antipersonnel bomb fitted with two folding wings that flutter and arm the fuse as the bomb falls. Because of their unusual shape, children often perceive the mine as a toy.
Transcript of Exchange:Fortenberry: We received another report that the Russians dropped these butterfly bombs into humanitarian corridors that are designed to maim people, particularly children, [who] will go and pick them up because they look like toys. Do you have confirmation of this? Radina: Yes, this is true reported by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. That’s true. And this is just one example of the war crimes that Russia is [committing].