U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition Slams Washington's Decision to Transfer New Batch of Munitions to Ukraine | 26 April 2024 | The U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition said it was shocked by Washington's decision to transfer its cluster munitions to Ukraine for the fifth time, citing the long-term humanitarian consequences such weapons could have. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $95 billion bill containing approximately $61 billion in Ukraine-related funding, including via a "loan." Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Defense later unveiled a $1 billion military aid package for Kiev, including cluster munitions and air defense supplies. "The US Cluster Munition Coalition (USCMC) is appalled by President Biden’s decision to again transfer internationally prohibited cluster munitions to Ukraine. The US Cluster Munition Coalition has condemned the four previous transfers of these weapons since July of 2023, and is dismayed by the need to condemn such an action for the fifth time. The US Cluster Munition Coalition urges President [sic] Biden to reject these prohibited weapons and to urgently act to align US policy and actions with requirements of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.s," the coalition said in a statement released on Thursday.

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