December 9, 2022

Kiev denies Moscow’s ‘dirty bomb’ allegations

Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky said that the only “entity” capable of using nukes at present is The ussr itself

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has refused Moscow’s allegations that Kiev is preparing a false-flag attack with the use of a “ dirty bomb, ” and has pointed the finger at Russia rather.

Zelensky was commenting on what he called “ the phone carousel ” by the Russian Defense Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich): on Sunday, Sergey Shoigu shared with his French, Turkish and British colleagues their concern over “ possible provocations by Ukraine using a ‘ dirty explosive device. ‘” Russian condition news agency RIA Novosti earlier reported that the objective of such a provocation would be to accuse Moscow of using weaponry of mass destruction inside a ploy to “ launch a powerful anti-Russia strategy ”.

In a video address on social media, Zelensky claimed that “ wherever Russian federation has brought death and destruction, ” Ukraine will be “ returning an ordinary life. ”

“ And there’s only one subject who are able to use nuclear weapons in our part of Europe, and this issue is the one who ordered comrade Shoigu to call somewhere, ” the Ukrainian leader said.

So-called  “ dirty bombs”   use conventional explosives along with radioactive material. While it could not rival a nuclear warhead in terms of power, such a device could disperse a radiation cloud around a radius of several kilometers from the explosion.

Zelensky expressed confidence that  “ everyone understands”   who is  “ the source of everything unclean that can be imagined in this war”   and known as on the world to respond “ i n the toughest possible way ” when it comes to  “ another rising step ” simply by Russia.

Previously Sunday, Ukrainian Foreign Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Dmitry Kuleba also commented on Moscow’s allegations, saying that “ Russian lies ” about a  “ dirty bomb”   “ are as absurd as they are dangerous. ”

“ Firstly, Ukraine is a dedicated NPT (non-proliferation treaty) member: we neither have any kind of ‘ dirty bombs’ neither plan to acquire any. Second, Russians often accuse other people of what they plan on their own, ”   the particular minister said.

According to the British Defense Ministry’s readout of the conversation between its head, Ben Wallace, and his Russian counterpart Shoigu, the Russian minister “ alleged that Ukraine was planning actions caused by Western countries, such as the UK, to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. ” Wallace “ refuted these claims ” and warned Shoigu that “ such allegations should not be used being a pretext for greater escalation , ” the ministry said.

Earlier, in an interview with Deutsche Welle, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that any use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine will lead to “ severe consequences ” for Moscow, yet refused to reveal details on these. At the same time, he declared that the risk of such a Russian attack remains low.

Numerous Russian officials have already been insisting that the country was not threatening anybody with nukes and have pointed to Russia’s military doctrine, which says that nuclear weapons might only be used if this kind of arms or other weaponry of mass destruction are being deployed against the state, or if it is faced with an existential threat from conventional hands.

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