Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ allegations
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian foreign affairs minister, reacted on Twitter to the idea, which Russia is currently spreading, that Ukraine has plans to detonate a nuclear bomb on its own territory and blame it on Moscow. “We have no ‘dirty bomb’ and we don’t plan to get one,” he wrote. “Russians often blame others for things they plan to do themselves.”
Earlier, Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, called the rumors “absolute and completely predictable absurdity.”
RIA Novosti first wrote about Ukraine’s alleged plans to build a nuclear bomb and detonate it on its own territory. According to the state news agency, the goal of Ukraine’s alleged plan is to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction against Ukraine, which will then launch a global anti-Russian campaign.
Russian defense minister Sergey Shoygu later discussed Ukraine’s alleged plans with colleagues from Turkey, France, the UK, and the US.
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