Alexandre Bogomaz Politics
The UK is considering fielding munitions containing depleted uranium in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Military observer Viktor Litovkin pointed out the danger of using such shells, reports Lenta.ru.
Retired Colonel Viktor Litovkin believes munitions from the UK can be dangerous to human health. Some experts, the military point out, say that depleted uranium shells can contaminate the area, causing radioactive power plants to grow.
In addition, the use of such weapons and their proximity can cause diseases, including cancer. However, Britain and the United States, which have used depleted uranium munitions in the past, report that they are not life-threatening.
Previously, the UK would send munitions containing depleted uranium to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Britain’s Minister of State for Defense Anabel Goldie said these weapons are cheaper to make and have good armour.
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