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Bosnia Still Suffering From Impact of Depleted Uranium Munition Bombings - Ambassador

© AP Photo / Darko VojinovicA woman walks past a building destroyed by NATO bombing in Kosovska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia, 1999.
A woman walks past a building destroyed by NATO bombing in Kosovska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia, 1999. - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.09.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The repercussions of the US-led bombing of the former Yugoslavia with depleted uranium munitions are still felt in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Ambassador to Russia Zeljko Samardzija stated on Friday.
"Our stance [on shells] is absolutely clear - it has been 30 years since the bombings of Yugoslavia with [depleted] uranium and we still feel the consequences of this weapon. Our citizens continue to die today, while new citizens, children, are born with disabilities - the consequence of bombings with such munitions," Samardzija told journalists.
Based on its own experience, Bosnia and Herzegovina "stands against the use of such shells," the ambassador stressed.

"We are a small country and we do not get consulted a lot; nevertheless, we would like to express our opinion and it is as follows. Unfortunately, we have had a very bad experience and we got to fully experience the consequences of these shells," Samardzija emphasized.

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When asked if depleted uranium munitions are much more harmful than the usual ones, the ambassador responded: "they absolutely are," explaining that their consequences are there to impact many generations to come.
On September 6, the US Defense Department announced a new $175 million military aid package for Ukraine that includes depleted uranium munitions for Abrams tanks, as well as air defense equipment and 155mm artillery shells.
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