The older among us remember the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl that stopped just at the German border. What about this radioactive cloud from the explosion of a depleted uranium ammunition depot in Ukraine, which is now heading toward Western Europe?
The British delivered depleted uranium munitions to the Ukrainians
The British have delivered large quantities of enriched uranium ammunition. These munitions are more effective but have the disadvantage of generating radioactive pollution in the environment when exploding.
This was noted during the Yugoslavian war and the war in Iraq, where these munitions were heavily used.
An explosion of a depleted uranium ammunition depot in Khmelnitsky, Ukraine
On Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Russians exploded an ammunition depot in the western region of Ukraine in Khmelnytskyi. The explosion was impressive:
A burst of a radioactive ammunition depot in Ukraine
This depot contained large stocks of depleted uranium ammunition that could only be disseminated in the environment.
A Ukrainian radioactive cloud is heading toward Europe.
A radioactive cloud is heading for Europe due to the destruction of depleted uranium munitions supplied by the West to Ukraine, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at a meeting in Syktyvkar.
“The United States also ‘helped’ Ukraine. They pressured their satellites and provided ammunition with depleted uranium. Their destruction led to the radioactive cloud heading toward Western Europe. And, an increase in radiation has already been recorded in Poland,” he added.
According to him, “the United States uses chemical and biological weapons, including on the territory of Ukraine“.
What about the radioactive clouds and environmental pollution?
The explosion occurred, and there were stocks of depleted uranium ammunition.
On May 15, 2023, in Lublin, Poland, measuring instruments recorded a sharp increase in bismuth (6 to 7 times).
Bismuth is the breakdown product of depleted uranium used in munitions. People in Poland suggested that the radiation threat came from the Khmelnytskyi region in Ukraine, where on the morning of May 14, 2023, the Russian drone attack destroyed the Ukrainian ammunition warehouse.
Everyone will have noticed that the winds are currently in the east in Europe. There is, therefore, a strong probability that the pollution will spread with the wind and contaminate Western Europe.
So finally, is this radioactive cloud heading towards Europe intoxicating or not?
Let’s summarize and differentiate the facts from their interpretation:
Was there an explosion of an ammunition dump, followed by a cloud?
The answer is YES, without a shadow of a doubt. Numerous photos and videos testify to this.
Were there depleted uranium munitions?
This point is uncertain but highly probable. Remember that the British announced that they had delivered depleted uranium munitions. And therefore, these munitions must be physically stored in Ukraine.
How are the winds currently blowing?
The winds are oriented towards the west. If there is a cloud of radioactivity, it will go towards Western Europe.
Is depleted uranium dust dangerous to health?
Yes, depleted uranium dust is dangerous to health and the environment. However, it must be present in sufficient quantities. On the scale of a continent, there is a doubt that this dust could significantly affect the human health of European populations.
Another argument, which comes up regularly, is that it is propaganda from the Russian secret services. Even if the information is given by the head of the security services of the Russian Federation, this does not take away the facts mentioned above and the health consequences.
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