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Washington’s stance on Kiev’s "dirty bomb" plans unacceptable — Kremlin spokesman

Dmitry Peskov emphasized that the great danger is hiding behind the realization of Ukraine’s plans

MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. Washington's attitude to Kiev's plans to use a "dirty bomb" is unacceptable, given the seriousness of the threat, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday.

"This approach is far from being serious. I would say it is improper against the backdrop of the seriousness of the danger we are confronted with," he said. "It should be placed squarely on the conscience of the telephone callers and those who made the statements."

"Once again, we emphasize the great danger that is hiding behind the realization of Ukraine’s plans," Peskov added.

On Monday, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told his Ukrainian counterpart Alexey Reznikov in a telephone conversation that Washington had rejected Russia's warnings regarding Kiev’s intentions. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on October 23 that Washington did not consider Russia’s warnings about the possibility Kiev might use a "dirty bomb" to be justified.

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the threat of Ukraine's possible use of a "dirty bomb" would be discussed at the UN Security Council. He added that Russia had reliable evidence Ukraine was plotting a "dirty bomb" provocation.