The Kremlin spokesman replies to the skepticism of the US, France and the UK: “Western distrust does not mean that it threatens to cease to exist”
“Their distrust of the information transmitted by the Russian side does not mean that the threat of using such a ‘dirty bomb’ ceases to exist. The threat is real“This is what Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, reiterating Moscow’s accusations in Kiev about its possible use of a dirty bomb, and stigmatizing the West for not believing in the Russian alarm.
Peskov then stressed that “this information was brought to the attention of the interlocutors of the Minister of Defense“Sergei Shoigu.” Then it’s up to them to believe or not to believe, “Peskov added, according to Tass reports. Yesterday the US State Department released a statement – together with the foreign ministers of France and the United Kingdom – in which it “clearly states that we reject all transparently false allegations that Ukraine is reportedly preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory“.
The statement – which refers to the talks that the defense ministers of the three countries have had with Shoigu – concludes by stressing that “the world must see the attempt to use these accusations as excuse for an escalation“.
THE UKRAINIAN REACTION – A clear rejection of the Russian accusations comes from the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba who on Twitter says: “In my telephone conversation with Rafael Grossi I formally invited the IAEA to send experts as a matter of urgency at the peaceful facilities in Ukraine that Russia misleadingly claims are developing a dirty bomb “. Kuleba then adds that” unlike Russia, Ukraine has always been and remains transparent. We have nothing to hide “, he concludes.