Footage of an attack on a car park in Kharkiv, described by a Bellingcat researcher as a cluster bomb strike, appears to show a residential park nearby, and similar bombs exploded along a road.
Intentionally targeting civilians or civilian buildings is considered a war crime under international humanitarian law. Russia routinely denies it engages in illegal attacks. Cluster munitions, which indiscriminately scatter small bombs over a wide area, are banned by more than 100 states. But neither Russia nor Ukraine (nor the US) have signed up to a treaty first introduced in 2008 that bans them