Vladimir Putin has threatened to use cluster bombs if Ukraine use similar munitions.
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I don’t understand how the US could not understand that if the Ukraine starts using cluster bombs, Russia has to as well. This is a basic reality of war.
The US has previously accused Russia of using cluster bombs, by the way, and said it was “a war crime.”
The bombs are going to help Russia a lot more than they are going to help the Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia had a “sufficient stockpile” of cluster bombs and reserved the right to use them if such munitions, the use of which he said he f as a crime, were deployed against Russian forces in Ukraine.
Ukraine said on Thursday it had received cluster bombs from the United States, its biggest military backer, which says the munitions are needed to compensate for shell shortages faced by Kyiv’s forces at a time when they are mounting a counteroffensive.
Cluster munitions are banned in more than 100 countries because they typically release large numbers of smaller bomblets that can kill indiscriminately over a wide area. Some of them inevitably fail to explode and can pose a danger for decades, particularly to children.
Kyiv has said it will use cluster bombs to dislodge concentrations of enemy soldiers when trying to take back its own territory, but will not use them on Russian territory.
Putin told state TV Moscow would respond in dd if necessary.
The US is sending these to replace normal 155mm artillery shells, because the faggots ran out. That’s the much bigger story than the bombs themselves.
Joe Biden has provided Ukraine with Cluster Bombs vs Russia.
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