russia spreads disinformation about UK's depleted uranium shells for Ukraine – MOD
The UK defense ministry says vladimir putin is "deliberately trying to disinform" by publicly criticizing its decision to send ammo containing depleted uranium to Ukraine.
Sky News reports that the UK's Ministry of Defense emphasized that these shells with depleted uranium are standard weapons with nothing to do with nuclear weapons and that the aggressor country is deliberately spreading misinformation to the public.
putin publicly criticizes Britain's decision to send such ammunition to Ukraine. The russian dictator said that Moscow would "react" if Great Britain took this step. The russian leader assures the citizens of the russian federation that such actions by Britain allegedly mean the West is transitioning to supplying Ukraine with weapons that contain nuclear components.
The British Ministry of Defense has confirmed that it will send shells with depleted uranium to Ukraine, adding that the British army has used this material in its rounds for decades.
"It is a standard component and has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or capabilities. Russia knows this but is deliberately trying to disinform," the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
Also, the British Ministry of Defense added that such projectiles are highly effective for defeating modern tanks and armored vehicles.
Besides, scientific studies show a low impact on human health and the environment from depleted uranium ammunition.
To recap, on Tuesday, March 21, Great Britain announced its intention to transfer tank shells with depleted uranium to Ukraine. They better penetrate modern armor and will be an absolute nightmare for the russian invaders.
After that, russian foreign minister sergei lavrov commented on the information about the supply of shells. And in his usual form, he accused the West of allegedly escalating the war, which russia unleashed.
We will remind you that the information about the supply of depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine appeared on the website of the British Parliament.
After that, russia declared that they would consider the use of such ammunition in Ukraine as a "dirty bomb."
As Rubryka reported earlier, Great Britain announced that it would hand over 14 Challenger 2 tanks to the Defense Forces of Ukraine but later decided to double this number to 28 units.
This happened after the visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to London, which took place on February 8, 2023;
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said Challenger 2 could arrive in Ukraine this spring.