The War in Ukraine continues to heat up, with grueling battles taking place along the Donbas region. With a looming Ukrainian counteroffensive, NATO members have prepared the nation for a major combined arms conflict with modern tanks in the alliance’s arsenal. Currently, most of the European Union will send their updated variants of the German-made Leopard 2 tanks. The US will send a version of the M1 Abrams later this year, and Britain will send their Challengers, the latter of which has drawn the ire of the Kremlin. Moscow has given one of their strongest statements yet, stating if the tanks and their shells, which include depleted uranium (DU) rounds, are used in Ukraine, it could escalate into retaliatory measures. Though Russia sees this as escalation, the ball is currently in its court to de-escalate more so than the West.

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What is Depleted Uranium?

As recently reported by our friends at Newsweek,