Putine avisa RU sobre granadas de urânio empobrecido
March 22, 2023 - O Presidente russo Vladimir Putine advertiu que Moscovo seria "forçado a reagir" se a Grâ-Bretanha fornecer à Ucrânia munições anti-tanque contendo urânio empobrecido.
He accused the West of deploying weapons with a “nuclear component”.
The UK confirmed it would provide Kyiv with the armour-piercing rounds alongside Challenger 2 tanks – but insisted they have a low risk of radiation.
Depleted uranium “is a standard component and has nothing to do with nuclear weapons”, the MoD said.
“The British Army has used depleted uranium in its armour piercing shells for decades,” the statement added.
“Russia knows this, but is deliberately trying to disinform. Independent research by scientists from groups such as the Royal Society has assessed that any impact to personal health and the environment from the use of depleted uranium munitions is likely to be low.”