MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. No special skills, facilities or equipment are required for assembling a ‘dirty bomb,’ only its components are necessary, a prominent Russian senator told reporters at a news conference at TASS.
"No special skills or professional knowledge are necessary for making the so-called dirty bomb. It can be home-made, on the condition of having the necessary components at one’s disposal," said Russia’s former permanent representative to the European Union and current first deputy chair of the Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee Vladimir Chizhov.
"Unlike classical nuclear weapons, a dirty bomb has never been used in practice anywhere in the world. And I think it is a good opportunity to think about the potential dangers of the first attempt to use it," the Russian senator added.
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.