Use of cluster bombs

Cluster munitions have been used by over 20 states during armed conflict in over 35 countries.

Cluster munition use in Ukraine by Russian and Ukrainian forces since 2014 has been widely documented including most recently during the 2022 conflict.

For more information see our dedicated webpages on use of the weapon in 2022  and 2014-15 , with Cluster Munition Monitor information, condemnations of use by states, CMC statements, and other resources. For an overview of the most recent use by Russia, watch this Vox Media video showing the terrible impact of the weapon on civilians, and why use of the indiscriminate weapon is banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions