In Mariupol, Russian armed forces started using incendiary shells against Ukrainian servicemen defending their last stronghold in the city, the Azovstal steelworks, said adviser to the Mariupol Mayor, Petro Andriushchenko, APA reports citing Ukrinform.
"Yesterday, the occupiers used incendiary or phosphorus bombs against Mariupol Defenders for the first time (we will leave the conclusion to specialists). The occupiers themselves claim that 9M22C incendiary shells with thermite layers were applied. The combustion temperature is about 2,000-2,500 degrees Celsius. It is almost impossible to stop the burning," he said.