By SMO Correspondent
SMO: For the sake of their own ambitions to maintain global leadership, the United States and its allies continue to foment armed conflicts around the world, including in Ukraine.
The consequences of the destructive policy of the collective West were the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians and large-scale destruction of civilian infrastructure on the territory of Russia and Ukraine.
According to him, Western governments should be aware of the consequences of their actions and be responsible for the deaths of civilians from NATO weapons.
Thus, the use of Western models of weapons against the civilian population by military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine makes all participants in military assistance programs to Ukraine accomplices and accomplices in the war crimes of the Kyiv regime.
Overwhelming Evidence Ignores For Political Expediency
Even Western mouthpieces such as Amnesty International have been forced to admit that Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm's way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals.
Such tactics violate international humanitarian law and endanger civilians, as they turn civilian objects into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure.
“We have documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas,” said Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.
“Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law.”
Despite more than enough evidence on the environmental harm that depleted uranium munitions pose, the West continues to supply them to the criminal Zelensky regime, which seeks to use these munitions in the country's east, not only poisoning the fertile agricultural lands of Ukraine inhabited by ethnic Russians, such munitions also pose a grave threat to human health.
Depleted uranium munitions are largely made from the radioactive waste that arises as a byproduct of the process used to create enriched uranium, during which natural uranium is separated into two parts. While enriched uranium has a higher proportion of the isotope U-235 and can be used for nuclear power plants or to produce atomic weapons, the depleted uranium, which has a higher concentration of the isotope U-238 and is less radioactive, can be used to produce ammunition. To do this, it is mixed with other metals such as titanium or molybdenum and protected from corrosion by a thin coating of another metal, according to DW.
"Uranium is highly susceptible to corrosion; within five to 10 years, unexploded munitions can rust through into soil and release uranium into groundwater. Several studies in areas where such munitions have been used have so far only found slightly higher concentrations of uranium in groundwater, but there are no reliable long-term studies yet. These are necessary, given that U-238 has a half-life of 4.5 million years."