Russia Used Vacuum bomb on Ukraine? | Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova told reporters after a meeting with US lawmakers on Monday night that Russia had used a powerful vacuum bomb during its invasion of Ukraine.
The vacuum bomb, also known as a thermobaric weapon, works by absorbing oxygen to create powerful, high-temperature explosions. If used in a civilian context, such an attack would be considered a war crime. “They used a vacuum bomb today,” Markarova said.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base in the northeastern city of Okhtirka. 70 soldiers were killed.
Sumy Region Admin Strategic Chief Dmytro Zhyvytskyy said on the Telegram channel. Images from the scene The third part of the building was burned in the middle of a major building due to an explosion.
Okhtirka Mayor Powell Kuzmenko described the weapon used in the attack as a vacuum bomb. Ukrainian media broadcast a video of eyewitnesses to the blast.
It was 5:34 p.m Monday. In Washington, he said, the White House did not attest to the situation independently.
“I’m not sure about that,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Saki. “We have seen reports that if that happened then it would be a war crime.