German journalist Hartmut Sommerschuh: The use of uranium munitions causes long-term cancer and genetic damage. But the British government wants to supply Ukraine with it.

◾ With the announcement of the British government to supply uranium ammunition to Ukraine, the German media were simultaneously provided with the package insert that international bodies had not documented any "long-term" health effects of depleted uranium.

◾ German physician Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther was able to provide early evidence that depleted uranium causes symptoms of heavy metal poisoning and leads to death through acute failure of the liver and kidneys. Or the affected person falls ill with leukemia, other types of cancer or AIDS-like symptoms. Due to the radioactive damage to the egg and sperm cells, there are also malformations in the following generation.

◾ Through inhalation and with water, uranium oxide particles enter the body. They first damage the bone marrow and lymphatic system. Leukemia and malignant enlargements of the lymph nodes develop. The particles also travel to the brain, kidneys and testicles. And because they become as hard as ceramics when they penetrate the armor due to the heat of combustion, they are insoluble and destroy the genetic information of the cells in the body with their alpha radiation over a period of years.


NATO first used uranium munitions in Yugoslavia in 1999

During the 78-day war, 31,000 uranium projectiles containing about ten tons of depleted uranium were fired at more than 80 locations. Primarily in southern Serbia and Kosovo. As early as April 22, 1999, the ARD program "Monitor" drew attention to this.

The RBB environmental television series "Ozone" also investigated the consequences in several reports. Swedish and Swiss laboratories independently proved that such 30-millimeter projectiles also contain traces of plutonium. For example, four sites in southeastern Serbia near Vranje were hit: the villages of Borovac, Bratoselce, and Reljan, and the mountain Pljačkovica, which is dotted with a radar station.

Seven of eight workers who spent three weeks clearing bomb remnants there at the time died in agony years later. Scientists from the University of Thessaloniki found that radioactive contamination in Macedonia increased eightfold after the war. This was a worse environmental catastrophe than the consequences of the reactor disaster in Chernobyl.

An elderly woman stands crying next to the rubble of destroyed houses Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in Surdulica, about 250 kilometers south of Belgrade, after the village was hit in a NATO airstrike.

Berliner Zeitung

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