Hungary Warns UK Against Sending Depleted Uranium Ammunition to Kyiv

NATO member Hungary has said it does not support Britain sending depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, warning it could cause an unwanted “escalation”.

The British government, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, was the first Western country to deliver a Western tank, the Challenger 2, to Ukraine, but the attached depleted uranium ammunition provoked a sharp reaction from the Kremlin.

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping told reporters after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Said When he was discussing the possibility of implementing China’s peace plan, he said that “the British… announced Not only the supply of tanks to Ukraine, but also depleted uranium ammunition. ”

The Russian leader declared that “the West really seems to have decided to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian – no longer with words, but with deeds.”

“But in this regard, I would like to note that if all this happens, Russia will have to respond accordingly. ”

The government of Hungary, now a NATO member, has warned: not supported Its British allies are shipping controversial artillery shells to Ukraine.

“Hungary does not support any action that may lead to escalation of war.” Said Gergely Gulyas, who represents Hungary’s National Conservative Government, has consistently opposed arms shipments to Ukraine and an escalating Western sanctions war with Russia, arguing both policies are self-inflicted. .

The British government claims that the British Army has used depleted uranium in armor-piercing ammunition for decades.

“Russia knows this, but is deliberately trying to leak information. Independent research by scientists from groups such as the Royal Society finds that the use of depleted uranium munitions has a low impact on individual health and the environment. It is assessed as likely,” the Ministry of Defense claimed in a statement. quoted by BBC.

However, the state broadcaster noted that the United Nations had expressed concern about the use of depleted uranium weapons in Ukraine, noting that a 2022 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report warned: emphasized.[d]Depleted uranium and toxic substances in common explosives can cause skin irritation, kidney failure, and increase the risk of cancer. ”

The Kremlin, along with spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, has been pressing the issue since Putin first raised it. comment On Prince William’s visit to the British and Polish armed forces: ‘I wonder if William Charles Witch brought depleted uranium ammunition to his army.

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