- Ukraine Wants to Frame Russia as ‘Nuclear Terrorist’ – Moscow
Defence Ministry says it’s ready to counter any potential “dirty bomb” false-flag attack by Kiev
Ukraine is planning to detonate a “dirty bomb” in a bid to intimidate the local population, trigger a refugee exodus to the European Union and portray Moscow as “a nuclear terrorist,” the Russian Defense Ministry warned on Monday.
Speaking at a press briefing, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, who heads Russia’s Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defense Troops, said that Moscow had learned about Kiev’s plans to mount a false flag attack using “a dirty bomb” or a low-yield nuclear warhead. Kiev’s goal, he said, would be to accuse Moscow of using weapons of mass destruction in a ploy to “launch a powerful anti-Russia campaign.”
Against this backdrop, Kirillov indicated that the Russian Defense Ministry had taken measures “to counter possible Ukrainian provocations,” adding that Moscow’s forces are ready to perform tasks under conditions of radioactive contamination.
According to the general, Kiev’s potential false-flag attack could be disguised as a botched detonation of a Russian low-yield nuclear warhead. The presence of radioactive materials would quickly be detected by other European countries, which would allow the West to pin the blame on Russia, he added.