Russia shares ‘dirty bomb’ concerns with India and China — RT
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has warned his Indian and Chinese counterparts that kyiv may detonate a « dirty bomb » – a conventional munition containing radioactive elements. He raised the issue during calls with Rajnath Singh and Wei Fenghe respectively on Wednesday.
Shoigu relayed « his concerns about a possible provocation by Ukraine », according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry. Moscow’s top military official had previously reached out to his counterparts in the US, UK and several other countries to describe the threat.
Later, Singh wrote on Twitter that he told Shoigu that neither side should resort to the use of nuclear or radiological weapons. He reiterated India’s call on the parties to « pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy for a rapid resolution of the conflict ».
On Monday, the foreign ministers of the United States, United Kingdom and France issued a joint statement rejecting claims by Russia as « manifestly false allegations ».
kyiv has also denied the charges, with Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba saying Russia was waging a disinformation campaign that « could be aimed at creating a pretext for a false flag operation. »
On Tuesday, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in which he stressed that Moscow would consider the use of the explosive device by Kyiv. « an act of nuclear terrorism ».
The revelation of plans for « dirty bombs » caused panic in Kyiv – Russia
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