Russia confirmed its use of a thermobaric bomb, also known as a vacuum bomb, in its invasion of Ukraine, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defense on Wednesday.
“The impact of the [TOS-1A] is devastating,” the UK Ministry of Defense said in a video, according to Fox News.
“It can destroy infrastructure and cause significant damage to internal organs and flash burns, resulting in death to those exposed,” it added.
Russia confirms use of thermobaric ‘vacuum bombs’ in Ukraine, UK says https://t.co/JgcZk3NFPb
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 10, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed Russia’s use of vacuum bombs in a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday, according to the report.
The Russian MoD has confirmed the use of the TOS-1A weapon system in Ukraine. The TOS-1A uses thermobaric rockets, creating incendiary and blast effects.
Watch the video below for more information about this weapon and its devastating impact.
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) March 9, 2022
“We talked about weapons that Putin is using, weapons prohibited in the Geneva Conventions, including cluster bombs and vacuum bombs, which caused severe suffering,” Pelosi said.
The disturbing news adds to the concerns over Russia’s invasion of the former Soviet republic that has led to numerous sanctions.