On March 21, the UK announced the transfer to Ukraine of armour-piercing shells containing depleted uranium. This weapon is not prohibited by any conventions because depleted uranium is a residual product of nuclear production: it is neither nuclear nor radioactive and is also used in non-military fields (for example, in aeronautical engineering).
In turn, Russia deliberately reacted inadequately to the news about the transfer of these weapons to Ukraine and distorted reality. Using the word "uranium" as something catastrophic, Putin accused the West of provoking a nuclear war. During his visit to China, Putin said that if Ukraine uses weapons with "nuclear components," then "Russia will have to react accordingly." In turn, the UK Ministry of defence spokesperson replied that the use of this type of weapon does not harm either human health or the environment.
"The British army has used depleted uranium in its armour-piercing shells for decades. It is a standard component and has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or capabilities. Russia knows this but is deliberately trying to disinform," Baroness Annabel Goldie.
We remind you that Russia is a global disinformer since 2013, and lies are one of the tools of its policy.