Just caught this story here, the Ukrainian Government have been accused of using White Phosphorus on it’s own people, I can’t verify this as I am just one man at a seat in Scotland. But I do know it can kill and it’s banned under the Protocol III of the UN Convention http://www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/515 It can cause long term suffering and also if it enters the water supply can and will be deadly. I can offer one image and 3 video’s at this time
According to the Protocol III of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons governing the use of incendiary weapons:
prohibits the use of incendiary weapons against civilians (effectively a reaffirmation of the general prohibition on attacks against civilians in Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions)
prohibits the use of air-delivered incendiary weapons against military targets located within concentrations of civilians and loosely regulates the use of other types of incendiary weapons in such circumstances.
Protocol III states though that incendiary weapons do not include:
Munitions which may have incidental incendiary effects, such as illuminates, tracers, smoke or signaling systems;
Munitions designed to combine penetration, blast or fragmentation effects with an additional incendiary effect, such as armour-piercing projectiles, fragmentation shells, explosive bombs and similar combined-effects munitions in which the incendiary effect is not specifically designed to cause burn injury to persons, but to be used against military objectives, such as armoured vehicles, aircraft and installations or facilities.