July 16 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia has a “enough stockpile” of cluster bombs and that Moscow reserves the suitable to make use of them if such munitions are used towards Russian forces in Ukraine.
“Оf course, if they’re used towards us, we reserve the suitable to take reciprocal motion,” Putin stated in a state TV interview, excerpts of which have been revealed on Sunday.
Ukraine has acquired cluster bombs from america, munitions banned in additional than 100 international locations. Kyiv has pledged to solely use them to dislodge concentrations of enemy troopers. (Reporting by Reuters Enhancing by Andrew Osborn)