WASHINGTON, October 26. /TASS/. Western states that support Kiev financially and militarily effectively become accomplices and sponsors of nuclear terrorism amid the preparation of a "dirty bomb" provocation by Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said in his interview for Newsweek Tuesday.
"Instead of putting pressure on the Ukrainian wards who have completely lost their minds, Washington and its allies provide them with financial and military assistance, becoming, in fact, sponsors and accomplices of nuclear terrorism," Antonov said, "In Russophobic hysteria, they follow the formula that any means are good, including absolutely insane and inhuman, when used against our country."
"We urge the American public to reflect on this question," Antonov said. "Is this price too high to settle political scores with us?"
On Monday, Russian Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops head Igor Kirillov said during a briefing that the Russian Defense Ministry has made its forces ready to operate "in radioactive contamination conditions," because it has information about Kiev’s readiness to use a "dirty bomb." Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said about the "dirty bomb" threat, adding that Russia will raise this issue at the UN Security Council level.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu had phone calls with his counterparts from the US, the UK, Turkey and France, warning them about this threat from Ukraine. However, Washington, London and Paris claimed that they do not believe the Russian information.