MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. The Kiev regime may use nuclear blackmail to receive more financial and military aid from the West, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
"It is quite possible that nuclear blackmail will be used by the Kiev regime to obtain progressively more financial and military aid from the West, among other things. The financial [aid] is for themselves since a lot is immediately deposited into their accounts and the military [aid] is not in order to protect the people of Ukraine but rather themselves, while destroying Ukraine itself even more," she said.
The diplomat reiterated Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s words addressed to NATO calling for a preventive nuclear strike against Russia. According to her, currently the Kiev regime is looking for an excuse to convince the West to do so, first by shelling the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and now by plotting a "dirty bomb" provocation.
On Monday, Chief of Russian Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Protection Force Igor Kirillov said at a briefing that the Russian Defense Ministry had readied its forces and means for operations "under the conditions of radioactive contamination" since it received information on Kiev’s willingness to use the "dirty bomb" provocation. This threat was also noted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and this issue was raised by Russia at the UN Security Council. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu held phone talks with his colleagues in the UK, the US, Turkey and France, cautioning them about the "dirty bomb" threat on the part of Ukraine. However, Washington, London and Paris asserted that they did not trust the Russian information.