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Russia's most senior government figures are now commenting on the UK's declaration that it would supply depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine.

Sergei Shoigu, the Russian minister of defence, just said that "another line has been passed - there are fewer and fewer of them."

Earlier, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said: "Nothing could surprise me." He also said that London has "lost its way" and that its actions are "underminining stability" around the world. Lavrov said that if the UK does send depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine, it means it is "ready to violate international humanitarian law as in 1999 in Yugoslavia".

"There is no doubt this will end badly for London," Lavrov added.

And Russia's representative at the European Organization for Security and Cooperation (OCSE), Konstantin Gavrilov, said that Moscow would consider the supply of depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine as using "dirty nuclear bombs".

US Speeds up Abrams Tank Delivery to Ukraine War Zone | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is speeding up its delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, opting to send a refurbished older model that can be ready faster, with the aim of getting the 70-ton battle powerhouses to the war zone by the fall, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

The original plan was to send Ukraine 31 of the newer M1A2 Abrams, which could have taken a year or two to build and ship. But officials said the decision was made to send the older M1A1 version, which can be taken from Army stocks. Officials said the M1A1 also will be easier for Ukrainian forces to learn to use and maintain as they fight the invading Russian forces.

Speaking at a Pentagon press conference, Ryder said the tanks will be refurbished and refitted to make them combat ready for Ukraine. He declined to say where that work will be done.

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Putin Will Be Arrested If He Comes to Ireland, Department of Justice Says – The Irish Times

Xi Jinping's and Putin's idea of peace.

Apparently, Russia is bringing some brand new *checks notes...* T-54 to the battlefield???

Even if these are just being used to guard the far east borders, having to resort to use tanks that came out before Putin was even born (T-54: 1946, Putin: 1952) is failure in itself already

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 22 March 2023