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Russia threw phosphorous bombs at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol after Ukraine's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Russia threw phosphorous bombs at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol after Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Russia dropped phosphorous bombs on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol on Sunday, Ukrainian sources said. It happened after Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest.

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“Hell has come to Earth. To Azovstal, Petro Androchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, wrote on Telegram. He posted a video of the attack, in which artillery fire also appeared. Photos cannot be independently verified.

Phosphorous bombs ignite on contact with oxygen and cause devastating damage. Its use in densely populated areas is prohibited by international law.

Androshenko also posted photos with inscriptions on bombs that appear to have been dropped in response to Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The source of the photos was not clear, but the suspicious phrases were written in Russian: Kalusha on demand! To Azovstal “and in English” Mariupol helped – now Azovstal helped “on May 14th. Referring to the words of rapper Oleg Psjok on Saturday evening. Russia was not allowed to participate in the International Song Contest due to the war.

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Ukrainian sources reported that about a thousand people are hiding in the besieged Azovstal iron plant. Attempts to rescue them proved very difficult.

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