SIMFEROPOL, October 24. /TASS/. Kiev is plotting a provocation with a ‘dirty bomb’ detonation to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine and the Kiev regime’s Western partners should display enough common sense to prevent this disaster, Crimean State Council Head Vladimir Konstantinov said on Monday.
"Kiev is plotting a provocation with the detonation of a ‘dirty bomb’ or a low-yield nuclear charge on Ukrainian territory… Western society and Western elites are hardly living under an impenetrable bubble. They are vulnerable in many of their sectors. Let us hope that they show enough common sense and self-preservation instinct this time around as they did exactly 60 years during the Cuban missile crisis," the top Crimean legislator wrote on his Telegram channel.
Kiev’s provocation aims to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine and thus unleash a powerful anti-Russia crusade worldwide to make it lose the support of its key partners, Konstantinov stressed.
"It is not the first time that they [Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s regime] have initiated such actions, for which they were subsequently rewarded by their Western handlers. But this time it concerns nuclear terrorism whose consequences are unpredictable for all mankind," the Crimean parliament speaker cautioned.
Chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov told a news briefing on Monday that the Defense Ministry had put its forces and resources in a state of readiness to act "under conditions of radioactive contamination," as the Russian military command had intel on Kiev’s preparations for using the so-called ‘dirty bomb.’
The ‘dirty bomb’ threat was also mentioned by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday. Russia’s top diplomat said that Moscow would raise the issue of Kiev’s preparations for using such weapons at the UN. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu earlier held negotiations with his counterparts from the United States, Great Britain, Turkey and France, warning about the ‘dirty bomb’ threat posed by the Kiev regime. Washington, London and Paris, however, dismissed Russia’s warnings.