The UK has announced the supply of armor-piercing shells with depleted uranium shells to Ukraine.
Russian troops in Ukraine can avoid depleted uranium shells if they withdraw their tanks from the territory of a foreign state. This was announced on Wednesday, March 22, by John Kirby, coordinator of the White House National Security Council for strategic communications, AFP reports.
John Kirby noted that depleted uranium projectiles have been relatively popular ammunition in use for decades.
Kirby emphasized that depleted uranium poses no radiation hazard.
“And if the Russians are really concerned about this, and they are very concerned about their tanks remaining fully operational, they can just take them out of Ukraine, back into the Russian Federation,” said said Kirby.
He added that Russia is angry because “it doesn’t want Ukraine to keep destroying its tanks.”
On the eve of the UK confirmed that it will supply Ukraine with depleted uranium munitions. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was a weapon with a “nuclear component”.
Representatives of the ruling regime of Russia again began to blackmail the threat of using nuclear weapons, because they fear new deliveries of weapons to Ukraine.
It will be remembered that British Deputy Defense Minister Anabel Goldie said that Ukraine will receive shells with depleted uranium from the UK.
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