Washington’s decision to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs has expressed unease A number of US allies.
United States Friday Sure, they’re in Ukraine cluster bomb sending President Joe Biden called it a ‘very difficult decision’.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the US for a ‘timely, comprehensive and much-needed’ military aid package.
However, in response, the United Kingdom, Canada and Spain say that they are against the use of these weapons. BBC news
More than a hundred countries have banned cluster bombs because they pose a great danger to civilians.
A cluster bomb refers to a number of small bombs that are clustered together on target is thrown It can wreak havoc across a wide area. The rate at which these bombs remain unexploded has also been debated. Because unexploded bombs can lie on the ground for years and can detonate at any time.
The US president told CNN on Friday that he had spoken with allies about the US decision to send cluster bombs to Ukraine. The cluster bombs are part of an $800 million military aid package.
Joe Biden said it took some time to come to terms with the decision, but he ultimately decided to send the bomb because the Ukrainians were running out of ammunition.
However, human rights organizations have strongly criticized this decision. Amnesty International says cluster bombs continue to pose a major threat to civilian life long after a conflict has ended.
Meanwhile, Asked about her position on the US decision, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Saturday that the UK is one of 123 countries to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which ban the production or use of such weapons and discourage their use.
Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles went a step further, telling reporters that her country had a “firm position” that such weapons and bombs could not be sent to Ukraine. he said No to cluster bombs and yes to Ukraine’s legitimate defense system, which should not be guaranteed with cluster bombs.
The Canadian government has said it is particularly concerned about the potential impact of these bombs on children, especially those that sometimes remain unexploded for years. They were against the use of cluster bombs and the country fully complied with the terms of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
By the way, The United States, Ukraine and Russia have not signed the treaty, and both Moscow and Kiev have used cluster bombs in the war.