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    Putin Says Russia Has ‘Sufficient Stockpile’ of Cluster Bombs as Ukraine Gets its Own Supply From US

    Putin Says Russia Has ‘Sufficient Stockpile' of Cluster Bombs as Ukraine Gets its Own Supply From US

    , (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published Sunday that has a “sufficient stockpile” of cluster munitions, and warned that Russia “reserves the right to take reciprocal action” if Ukraine uses the controversial weapons.

    In his first comments on the delivery of cluster munitions to Ukraine from the U.S., Putin said that Russia has not used cluster bombs in its war in Ukraine so far. The use of cluster bombs by both Russia and Ukraine has been widely documented, including by The Associated Press and international humanitarian organizations, and cluster rounds have been found in the aftermath of Russian strikes.

    “Until now, we have not done this, we have not used it, and we have not had such a need,” he said.

    Rossiya TV reporter Pavel Zarubin published excerpts of the interview to his Telegram channel Sunday ahead of a scheduled broadcast Sunday night.

    The Pentagon said Thursday that cluster munitions provided by the United States had arrived in Ukraine.

    The munitions, which are bombs that open in the and release scores of smaller bomblets, are seen by the U.S. as a way to get Kyiv critically needed ammunition to help bolster its offensive and push through Russian front lines. U.S. leaders debated the thorny issue for months, before President Joe Biden made the final decision last week.

    Cluster bombs have long been criticized by humanitarian groups,…

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    1. Why is it taking a long time for US or EU UN to put a stop to the war….if it were to be any Africans countries…..they would have wipe them off as they did in Libya….!

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