- Radiation safety threats associated with the use of depleted uranium (DU) shells by Ukrainian formations have significantly increased. This was stated by Secretary of the Russian national Security Council Nikolay Patrushev at a meeting on national security held in Voronezh city on 16 November, 2023.
According to him, Moscow has repeatedly warned about the disastrous consequences of the West's supplies of DU shells to Ukraine. "We have emphasized that their use will harm human health and nature for many decades, both in Ukraine and in Europe. Our warnings were not heeded," Patrushev stated.
As a result of the destruction of warehouses with DU shells supplied by the Anglo-Saxons in order to prevent their use against Russia, Europeans have been recording increased radiation in their countries for several months, he said.
"Last week, the European Committee on Radiation Risk noted an increase in the number of uranium particles in the air in southeastern England as a consequence of the movement of air masses from western Ukraine," the secretary of the Russian Security Council added.
In his opinion, this eloquently shows that the political elites of the Western countries supplying weapons to the Ukrainian regime are completely unconcerned about the safety and health of their own population.
- According to Nikolay Patrushev, there is a high probability that the Ukrainian side will completely lose control over the biological agents that are still located on Ukrainian territory.
"Unauthorized access to collections of dangerous pathogens, destruction and looting of laboratory premises, as well as loss of biological samples cannot be ruled out. The probability of committing terrorist acts and sabotage with the use of biological agents has increased," the secretary of the Russian Security Council stated.
He also warned that under the conditions of continuing significant migration flows, including refugees and internally displaced persons from Ukraine, the risks of infectious diseases entering the territory of Russia are increasing.
Patrushev also drew attention to the fact that the United States continues to work actively within the framework of military biological programs to create artificial pathogens and microorganisms resistant to antibiotics, standard vaccines and traditional therapies.
In particular, he recalled that Washington has deployed a network of biolaboratories on the territory of Ukraine and other states bordering Russia. Among other things, they conduct military-biological research and experiments using biomaterials, including those taken from representatives of Slavic peoples.
As Patrushev noted, the actions of the Americans in placing bio-laboratories in close proximity to Russia's borders and expanding the range of military biological research undoubtedly create serious biological threats and require the development of effective measures to eliminate them.
"At the same time, under far-fetched pretexts, the Anglo-Saxons are hindering the creation of verification mechanisms within the framework of the Concept for the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons designed to bring under international control the biological activity of States Parties to the Convention," Patrushev stated.
- The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the situation with the storage of hazardous radioactive waste in Ukraine is taking a dramatic and uncontriolled turn.
Indeed, the total amount of waste generated from the processing of uranium ores at the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant located in the city of Kamenskoye (formerly Dniprodzerzhinsk) amounts to 42 million tons. There are several storage facilities and workshops with a total area of about 600 hectares for their storage at the plant and beyond, the MFA stated.
These wastes are a significant and dangerous source of environmental pollution. There is a high probability of about 12 million tons of radioactive waste entering the Dnieper River and groundwater as a result of possible scouring of the dam of one of the storage facilities located 800 meters from the river and its tributary Konoplyanka.
About 14 tons of radioactive dust is spread annually in the surrounding area, including on agricultural land.
Kyiv does not allocate funding to ensure the environmental safety of the facilities of the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant, which may eventually lead to an environmental disaster not only in the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime, but also beyond its borders.
- In total since the SMO began on February 24, 2022, 536 Ukrainian airplanes and 254 helicopters; 8,960 unmanned aerial vehicles; 441 air defence missile systems; 13,426 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles; 1,184 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS; 7,121 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 15,312 units of special military equipment have been destroyed.
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