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Ukraine: Ammunition

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL6144, tabled on 6 March 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government whether any of the ammunition currently being supplied to Ukraine contains depleted uranium.

Answered on

20 March 2023

Alongside our granting of a squadron of Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, we will be providing ammunition including armour piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium. Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armoured vehicles.