Russia uses incendiary thermite shells bombing Ukrainian positions overnight as Vladimir Putin “demands firm dates” when his forces will seize Bakhmut.
His forces are bombarding the Ukraine army with MZ-21 thermite shells fired from Grad multiple rocket launchers.
These ignite with a combustion temperature of up to 2,700 degrees Celsius.
Russian state media has highlighted the use of the thermite - or magnesium - ammunition at Bakhmut and apparently elsewhere in Donetsk region.
Footage shows the thermite shell attack that happened overnight, as well as a previous attack from last month.
The weapons were used against Ukrainian firing positions, it was reported.
President Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the alleged beheading of a Ukrainian prisoner of war purportedly shown in a video shared online, saying that every international leader "must react."
"This is a video of Russia as it is… of Russia trying to make that the new norm, such a habit of destroying life. This is not an (isolated) accident or episode. This has happened earlier. This has happened in Bucha. (This has happened) a thousand times," Zelensky said on April 12.