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Left Party Lawmaker Urges Germany to Protest Providing Depleted Uranium Rounds to Ukraine

© © Photo : www.flickr.comMoscou dénonce le refus de l'Australie de livrer de l'uranium en Russie
Moscou dénonce le refus de l'Australie de livrer de l'uranium en Russie - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.03.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sahra Wagenknecht, a German lawmaker from The Left party, called on the federal government on Wednesday to stand up to the United Kingdom after it promised to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium shells.
A member of the UK House of Lords confirmed on Monday that the United Kingdom would provide Ukraine with armor-piercing depleted uranium munitions, which are effective in fighting tanks. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned that the delivery would cross Russia’s red line.

"The UK’s delivery of uranium munitions to Ukraine is a crime. Studies have showed that their use pollutes the environment and causes cancer in civilians and soldiers. I urge the federal government to take a stance on it," Wagenknecht wrote on social media.

US Army Spcl. Eli Butcher of Charlie Company, from the 1-22 Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, counts 25mm rounds of depleted uranium ammunition, 11 February, 2004, at his base in Tikrit, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.03.2023
UK Activists Oppose Gov't Decision to Supply Depleted Uranium Shells to Ukraine
While depleted uranium (DU) is less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium, it has been proven to retain chemical toxicity associated with the original element. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people living near areas where DU weapons are used risk exposure to the toxic substance, which is deposited throughout the body if inhaled or ingested and can led to kidney damage. DU dust has been found to linger on the battlefields long after the fighting has ceased, but its cancerogenic potency is disputed.
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