Ukraine, Kiev: “UN and Aiea verify alleged dirty bomb preparation”

Defense Minister Reznikov: “The idea disgusts us”. These are “lies” that “are part of the usual Kremlin tactics”

Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov invited observers from the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit the country following recent Russian allegations that Kiev is preparing a “dirty bomb”.

“The idea of ​​a ‘dirty bomb’ disgusts us. Therefore, we invite the UN and IAEA missions to visit Ukraine,” Reznikov wrote on Twitter, adding that “the world must respond to Russian nuclear blackmail. We ask for adherence to paragraph 4 of the Budapest Memorandum “, he added, referring to the request to join the UN Security Council to receive help in the face of nuclear threats,” provocations “, he defined, which” they are reason enough to take strict preventive measures. “

“The lies about a ‘dirty bomb’ that Ukraine is preparing to use are part of the usual Kremlin tactics, in which Russian criminals try to preemptively blame the victim of the attack for their own crime,” the minister said. .

“I believe that now the world should react as harshly as possible,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote yesterday, strongly denying Moscow’s claims that Kiev is willing to stage a provocation using a ‘dirty bomb’. Referring to the talks held on the subject by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, Zelensky stressed: “When the Russian Defense Minister sets up a telephone carousel and calls foreign ministers with stories about the so-called dirty nuclear bomb, everyone understands everything well. who is the source of all the dirty things imaginable in this war. Wherever Russia has brought death and decay, we are returning to a normal life “, but” wherever Russia goes, it leaves mass graves, torture camps, destroyed cities and villages , mined land, destroyed infrastructure and natural disasters. And if anyone can use nuclear weapons in our part of Europe, then it’s just an entity – and this entity just ordered Comrade Shoigu to stop over there somewhere. “

“We reject the news of Minister Shoigu’s blatantly false accusations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its territory,” said US National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson.