MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Kiev is plotting a provocation ahead of the United Nations General Assembly session to accused Russia of the violation of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Russian defense ministry said on Sunday.
"Ahead of the beginning of the 11th emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Kiev regime continues plotting a large-scale provocation to accuse Russia of an alleged ‘blatant violation’ of the Convention on Nuclear Safety in the course of the special military operation," it said.
According to the ministry, the provocation is aimed at blaming the Russian army for delivering "indiscriminate strikes at radioactively hazardous facilities in Ukraine causing leaks of radioactive substances and the contamination of the terrain."
"To carry out this provocation, several containers with radioactive substances have been delivered from a European country to Ukraine bypassing customs control. These substances are supposed to be used to stage local contamination of the terrain near a Kiev-controlled radioactively hazardous facility," it said.