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Cluster Bombs : United States To Supply Ukraine

Cluster Bombs: Cluster Bombs : United States To Supply Ukraine

The decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs has caused concern among key US allies.

  • Cluster bomb is a type of weapon that is designed to disperse smaller bombs over a large area.
  • They are also known as cluster munitions, with the smaller bombs referred to as submunitions or bomblets.
  • They can be dropped from air or fired from ground/sea, dispersing dozens or hundreds of bomblets across a large area.
  • These explosions pose a grave threat to anyone in the vicinity, causing death or severe injuries.
  • Some bomblets fail to detonate immediately, leaving behind unexploded ordnance that can harm or kill people for years to come
  • The use of cluster bombs has been widely condemned internationally.
  • Over 100 countries have ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in Dublin on 30 May 2008 and opened for signature in Oslo on 3 December the same year.