The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation spoke about the consequences of the use of shells with depleted uranium by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The use of depleted uranium projectiles by Ukrainian fighters will contaminate farmland and increase the incidence of cancer and other diseases. This was announced by the head of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov.

After the use of projectiles with depleted uranium, significant sown areas on the territory of Ukraine will be contaminated, and radioactive substances will be carried to the rest of the territory through vehicles

- said Kirillov during the briefing.

Depleted uranium contains 90% uranium-238 isotopes and less than 1% uranium-235. After the rupture of such a projectile, a cloud of finely dispersed aerosol of uranium-238 and its oxides is formed, which, if it enters the human body, can cause the development of malignant tumors. Of particular danger is uranium dust, the radiation from which leads to changes in internal organs.

The American army used similar shells in Iraq and Yugoslavia. In 2003-2004, US troops used about 300 tons of depleted uranium during the invasion of Iraq. As a result, in 2005, the incidence of cancer among the Iraqi population increased from 40 to 1600 cases per 100 citizens.

As a result, the current radiation situation in the city of Fallujah was much worse than in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the nuclear bombings by the United States. This city is still called the second Chernobyl

- reminded the military.

In Yugoslavia in 1999, the Americans used 40 thousand armor-piercing shells, and the amount of depleted uranium in them was more than 15 tons. At the same time, the use of such weapons negatively affects the health of NATO soldiers themselves.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 24 March 2023 15: 36
    It's clear that it's bad. Interested in another question. Here, from our side, from different sides, heavenly punishment is promised for the use of these shells. And here's the question. What would be so terrible? Or just the red lines will be brighter and fatter.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 March 2023 15: 36
    Cooks and taxi drivers can read even without MO. They themselves know what will happen. It would be better if they told what is being done so that this experience does not exist.
  3. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 24 March 2023 16: 16
    why lgbt are moving in the west and covid is the same by the way? uranium shells fit into these plans ...
  4. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 24 March 2023 17: 02
    The arrogant Saxons do not feel sorry for someone else's land, they spit that there will be a dead field.
  5. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 24 March 2023 17: 13
    well, I hope Lavrov called the British ambassador and warned him that if carcinogenic shells appeared in Ukraine, then an unknown submarine would launch a nuclear strike with a cruise missile on London
  6. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 24 March 2023 19: 14
    The article is about nothing. Consequences for the Russian population??? Consequences for London???
  7. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 24 March 2023 19: 21
    The Englishwoman sucks. Again and again. They still have spiers over there in England. Westminster would do. And about.
  8. Marco M Offline Marco M
    Marco M (Marco) 24 March 2023 21: 11
    but nonsense! depleted uranium is not radioactive and has nothing to do with nuclear weapons - every educated person knows this
  9. Ilya 22 Offline Ilya 22
    Ilya 22 (Ilya) 24 March 2023 21: 37
    He doesn't speak correctly. It will not be the territory of Ukraine that will be infected, but the territory of Russia. Oncology diseases will increase among Russian citizens. It seems that our government does not realize this at all. Here's what to worry about. And it is necessary to do something concrete so that this infection does not get to the front at all. And for this it is necessary not to declare general phrases, but to specifically threaten in response not to Ukraine, but to Great Britain. To speak in such a way that it clearly dawned on them that if at least one such shell explodes in our country, then something similar will happen to them. Not necessarily a nuclear strike. They still won't believe we'll do it. But we can also organize polluting them. This they can believe. They already have stories in polonium, a newcomer, which they attribute to us.
    1. legal Offline legal
      legal (Yasel) 25 March 2023 21: 57
      At the beginning Dagger Strike near any British Reactor as a warning.
      They will put it - a blow with a dagger in the active zone of the reactor.
  10. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 28 March 2023 09: 05
    Once I wrote that Poseidon should be brought into the Thames, I was downvoted.