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Ukraine: Russia appears to use thermobaric weapons in Donbas

Known as vacuum bombs, they suck oxygen from the air causing a high-temperature explosion and devastating blast wave.

Footage has emerged of Russian forces apparently using thermobaric weapons against Ukrainian positions in the Donbas.

Known as vacuum bombs, thermobaric weapons suck oxygen from the surrounding air, causing a high-temperature explosion and a devastating blast wave.

Moscow has deployed an estimated 20,000 troops to the Donbas region as it tries to cut off and encircle pockets of Ukrainian resistance.