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The international community has enough resources to bring to justice those who are responsible for the use of cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Wednesday.

MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) - The international community has enough resources to bring to justice those who are responsible for the use of cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry's human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Wednesday.

"I think that the international community has enough resources, enough mechanisms to bring those responsible to justice. The question is in the lack of political will from the Western side," Dolgov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel.

Dolgov added that the recent report by the Human Right Watch (HRW), which said that Kiev forces used cluster munitions, shows positive tendencies in the human rights advocates' work.

On Monday, in an official release, HRW said that Ukrainian forces used cluster munitions in populated areas of Donetsk in October. HRW also stated that the use of cluster bombs may amount to a war crime.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry denied the findings saying they were not supported by enough facts.

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