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Biden Administration to Supply Ukraine with Depleted Uranium Munitions

HeadlineSep 05, 2023

The Biden administration will for the first time send munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, even though the weapons are radioactive and their use causes contamination that is hazardous to human health. Reuters reports the armor-piercing uranium munitions are part of a new military aid package for Ukraine set to be unveiled in the next week. This follows a previous decision by the Biden administration to arm Ukraine with cluster munitions, which have been banned by an international treaty ratified by more than 110 nations. This week a new report by the Cluster Munition Coalition found 916 deaths and injuries from cluster bombs in Ukraine in 2022.

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