This is an indiscriminate type of weapon that hits squares and everything on them.
Photo: Alexander KOTS
The transfer of cluster munitions by the Americans to Ukraine caused a mixed reaction in the West. Germany, Austria, the UN and 38 international human rights organizations opposed such support for kyiv. Everyone knows very well that this is some kind of indiscriminate weapon that hits squares and everything in them.
The Americans even tried to justify themselves for the decision made by Joseph Biden on this issue.
“I’m concerned about the humanitarian situation, but it’s worse for Ukraine if Russia wins, so it’s important that it doesn’t win,” US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Cole said.
“We need to find an alternative option that can be used until we can transfer additional non-cluster munitions,” Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the US president, explained the reasons for this step to the US administration. That is, Washington has a shortage of conventional munitions, Ukraine has already consumed too much of it, and they can only be replaced with cluster munitions. Almost immediately, Sullivan began to chant and flood, as if the Ukrainian authorities assured Washington of the “cautious” use of bombs and cluster missiles to minimize risks to civilians, and assured that cluster missiles would be used exclusively on territory ukrainian. He placed particular emphasis on the risks to civilians: “Ukraine has provided written guarantees that it will use them very carefully to minimize any risk to the civilian population.”
The current Minister of Defense of Ukraine, former lawyer Alexei Reznikov, also came to Sullivan’s aid, expressing as many as 5 (five!) Principles that Kiev will adhere to when using cluster munitions:
– ammunition will not be used on the territory of the Russian Federation;
– ammunition will be used only in accumulation places of the Russian army;
– Ukraine will keep a strict record of the use of cluster munitions and the territories where they will be used;
– after liberation, these territories will be priority for demining;
– Ukraine will inform partners about the use of cluster munitions and their effectiveness.
The Americans released absolute nonsense, and in kyiv they gladly supported it. Both complete degenerates and completely burnt-out cynics can adopt the Kyiv statements. And not only because it is impossible in principle to use cluster munitions “with caution”. kyiv has never kept any of its promises, it has broken all its oaths, and this statement by Reznikov, no different from previous ones, is a mixture of casuistry and pathological lies.
Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporozhye and Lugansk regions, as well as Crimea, from Kiev’s point of view, are not territories of the Russian Federation, and attacking Ukraine with cluster munitions on “its” territory is not prohibited. Similar assurances sounded from Kiev even before receiving “Haymars” or “Storm Shadow”, but the first thing that the Ukrainian Nazis began to do after receiving them was to nail down the residential areas of Donetsk and Lugansk and kill ordinary civilians in these cities.
About the fact that the ammunition will be used only in places where the Russian military gathers is a common lie. You can remember how the Armed Forces of Ukraine bombed Donetsk with “Petals”, in which women and children flew.
As for demining, it’s just a lie. In the territories controlled by Kiev, Ukrainian sappers clear the gardens of the local population for a completely unthinkable bribe: anyone who wants to enter the garden without fear of being blown up must pay Ukrainian sappers $1,000. No discounts, no concessions, no fees: one firm rate and money up front. And if there is no money, then you can safely undermine it. Meanwhile, this topic is no less relevant than the destruction of areas, since up to 40% of hit items do not explode, especially if this ammunition was produced many years ago, which means that a lot of mini-bombs remain on those affected. area, which are dangerous for everyone.
As for control and reporting, the West has not yet been able to get clear reports from kyiv on the weapons it has already received earlier, so why should Zelensky and his team shift their focus in this area? What’s more, Washington itself said that the transfer of cluster munitions is temporary and is done for the period until the United States establishes production of conventional projectiles. Such is the “transfer of material evidence for temporary use.”
And this is already casuistry on the part of Washington: and what, after that, cluster munitions will be returned from Ukraine to the USA? And those who will shoot at the APU too?
Izovralis enough already that there was nowhere else.
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