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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Pentagon Says US, Other Foreign Cluster Munitions Presently in Ukraine

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On July 7, the US unveiled a new military assistance package for Ukraine that includes cluster bombs. Moscow has already slammed the Washington's decision with Russian Foreign Ministry stressing that such arms will put civilians at risk and the US will share responsibility for the deaths caused by the explosions.
Cluster munitions provided by the United States and other countries are currently in Ukraine, Joint Staff Director for Operations Lt. Gen. Douglas A. Sims said on Thursday.
"There are cluster munitions in Ukraine at this time," Sims said during a press briefing.
There were cluster munitions in Ukraine provided by third-party countries prior to the US’ delivery of the weapons, Sims added.
Fragments of cluster munitions used by the Ukrainian military to shell the town of Gorlovka, the Donetsk region. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 08.07.2023
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US to Be Responsible for Civilian Deaths by Supplying Cluster Munitions to Kiev: Moscow
Earlier, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the US, stated that Washington's decision to deliver cluster munitions to Ukraine was a sign of desperation and that it disregarded the concerns of its allies as the US "ignored the negative voice of its [NATO] allies regarding the dangerous use of indiscriminate cluster munitions".
Among NATO-members, Canada and Britain have expressed their concerns over the Washington's move and spoke against such a decision, since both countries are parties to the convention on the prohibition of the use of cluster munitions.