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Local Donbass authorities report phosphorus shells fired by Kiev forces

DONETSK, October 19. /TASS/. The local authorities of the eastern Ukrainian town of Gorlovka hasve reported phosphorus shells having been fired at the Golmovsky settlement on Tuesday evening.

"In the evening a cluster phosphorus bomb fell on the Golmovsky settlement, but it did not explode. No information on casualties or damage has been received," the press service of the municipal government told the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

The intelligence service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia command reported that in September the Ukrainian military moved more than ten trucks of ammunition to the line of contact in Donbass, which could contain phosphorus shells. The republic’s military leadership repeatedly reported on the Ukrainian military using phosphorus shells to attack civilians. They also used these banned weapons to shell the Donetsk airport in January 2015.