Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned on Tuesday of a possible nuclear clash, saying there were fewer steps left before a possible “nuclear clash” between Russia and the West. According to what was reported by the Russian agency Interfax.
enriched uranium shells
Shoigu told reporters today, Tuesday, in response to a question about whether (Britain’s) intention to supply Ukraine with enriched uranium bombs means that the world is one step away from a nuclear clash. Fewer steps” on the path of this type of collision.
Putin threatens to fight back
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to “respond” if London provided Ukraine with ammunition containing enriched uranium, in response to statements in this regard made by a British official.
“Today, we learned that the United Kingdom (…) announced the delivery of not only tanks to Ukraine, but also shells containing depleted uranium (…) If this happens, Russia will be forced to respond,” Putin said.
These statements come after British Deputy Defense Secretary Annabel Goldie pledged to transfer enriched uranium ammunition to Kiev.
“In addition to providing a squadron of combat tanks (Challenger 2) to Ukraine, we will supply ammunition, including armor-piercing shells containing enriched uranium,” Goldie said in a statement posted on the British Parliament’s website.
Depleted uranium is used in armor-piercing projectiles because of its high density and great damage that exceeds the barrier after armor penetration, and it was used for the first time in tank shells in Nazi Germany due to the lack of denser tungsten.