MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. The Kiev regime may disguise the explosion of a dirty bomb as a Russian low-yield nuclear munition’s accidental detonation, Chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov said on Monday.
"Pursuant to the Kiev regime’s plans, this bomb’s detonation could be disguised as an accidental activation of a Russian low-yield nuclear munition with highly-enriched uranium used as a charge," he told a news briefing.
Should a dirty bomb be detonated, the presence of radioactive isotopes in the air would be detected by sensors of the international monitoring system installed in Europe, following which the Russian Federation would be accused of using tactical nuclear weapons, the general said.
The Kiev regime could use uranium oxide found in depleted fuel components stored in decayed nuclear fuel storage facilities and spent fuel pools at nuclear power plants. Also, radioactive substances from the contaminated nuclear fuel storage facilities at the Chernobyl NPP could be used, he said.
As the Russian general explained, a dirty bomb comes in a container with radioactive isotopes and an explosive charge. Upon the charge’s detonation, the container is destroyed and the radioactive substance is dispersed by a shock wave, thus contaminating large swaths of land and can also trigger radiation sickness, the chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops warned.