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West’s reaction to ‘dirty bomb’ ‘unacceptable’ – Kremlin — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Russia has doubled down on the allegation that kyiv plans to detonate a radioactive weapon

The West is wrong to ignore Russia’s warning that Ukraine plans to detonate a so-called dirty bomb, a conventional munition containing radioactive elements, the Kremlin has said.

Russia insists that kyiv wants to use a weapon of mass destruction to trap Moscow. However, the United States and other Western countries have rejected this claim.

“This attitude, far from being serious, is unacceptable given the seriousness of the danger we are talking about,” he added. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

“Once again, we emphasize the serious danger arising from the implementation of the plans of the Ukrainians”, he said.

Russia has asked to convene the UN Security Council to discuss kyiv’s alleged plans. Moscow previously briefed council members and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the matter.

On Sunday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu conveyed Moscow’s concerns to his British, French and Turkish counterparts, and also spoke by telephone with US Secretary of State Lloyd Austin. The next day Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s top general, raised the issue in phone calls with US Chief of Staff General Mark Milley and with his British counterpart Admiral Tony Radakin.

US doubles down on ‘dirty bomb’ denial

Ukraine has dismissed the allegation, with Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba saying Russia’s claims “are as absurd as they are dangerous”. The minister insisted that Ukraine does not possess such a bomb, nor does it intend to manufacture one.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin again on Monday dismissed Russia’s allegations against Ukraine, saying they were “fake.”

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