Moscow will regard the use of uranium-tipped projectiles by Kyiv as the use of nuclear weapons

The use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a uranium-tipped projectile will be considered by Russia as the use of nuclear weapons.

Against the backdrop of deliveries by the United States and Germany of M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, there was information that in order to increase the effectiveness of the use of these combat vehicles against Russian armored vehicles, "hundreds of shells" with uranium tips will also be transferred to Kyiv. The latter provide high armor penetration and are almost guaranteed to hit any protected targets. Nevertheless, Moscow has announced that they will consider the supply of such ammunition to Kyiv as the use of "dirty" nuclear bombs. This allows the Russian side to use tactical nuclear weapons in response, at least potentially, as evidenced by Russian military doctrine.

“We warn Western sponsors of the Kyiv military machine from encouraging nuclear provocations and blackmail. We know that the Leopard 2 tank, as well as the Bradley and Marder infantry fighting vehicles, are armed with sabot armor-piercing shells with uranium cores, the use of which leads to contamination of the area, as happened in Yugoslavia and Iraq ", - said Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation at the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation in Vienna.

No real facts of radiation contamination after the use of such ammunition have been identified, however, uranium rods may well cause such a threat that it will force the West and Kyiv to think about whether it is worth throwing such a challenge to Russia.


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