CNN: Kyiv provided the US with the first report on the use of cluster shells

Photo: © RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko

CNN: Kyiv provided the US with the first report on the use of cluster shells

Photo: © RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko

The Pentagon received the first report from the Kyiv regime on the use of American cluster munitions. This is reported CNN.

“The information provided to the Ministry of Defense includes both the number of shells fired and the number of Russian targets destroyed,” – says the material.

However, the channel’s interlocutor from among the Ukrainian officials refused to provide specific figures.

Let us recall that earlier the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said that due to the use of cluster shells by militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the number of civilian casualties is growing.

On July 7, the White House announced that the United States was transferring cluster munitions to the Kyiv regime. As the Pentagon has already noted, the shells will be included in a new package of military assistance to Ukraine, which is estimated at $800 million. Also, the US Department of Defense admitted that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is moving slower than Washington had hoped.

It is worth noting that the United States has not ratified the convention banning cluster munitions. In Ukraine, they are also not considered prohibited. The Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) responded to Washington’s actions, warning that after the use of cluster munitions there would be an increase in the number of civilian casualties.

Earlier, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that the supply of this type of weapon would be another step towards the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called the decision of the US authorities to transfer cluster munitions to Kyiv “a gesture of desperation”, stressing that this would not affect the achievement of the goals of the Russian special military operation.

Grigory Karasin, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, in turn, commenting on Washington’s decision, said that Moscow’s response to the transfer of cluster munitions to Kiev would be very tough.

Source: Ren

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