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Putin ordered defense chief to inform counterparts of Kiev’s ‘dirty bomb’ false flag plot

Vladimir Putin also pointed out that experts from the IAEA planned to visit Ukraine to inspect nuclear facilities

MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to inform his counterparts about Kiev’s plans to carry out a false flag operation using a "dirty bomb," as Putin himself said at a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Thursday.

"Now, there’s another plan. We deliberately published intel about their plans to stage an incident involving a so-called ‘dirty bomb.’ It is an easy thing to do," the president noted. "We even know where it is being prepared. They have loaded the remnants of nuclear fuel - and the technology that Ukraine has now allows it to do that - into a Tochka-U or some other rocket to blow it up and say that Russia is behind it, Russia carried out a nuclear strike. However, there is no need for us to do that. It makes no sense for us at all, neither political nor military sense," Putin added. "It was me who ordered Shoigu to call all his counterparts and inform them about it," Putin stressed.

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 for action "in a situation of radioactive contamination" based on intel about Kiev’s plot for using a "dirty" nuclear bomb. Shoigu held telephone conversations with a number of his foreign counterparts, including those from the UK, India, China, the US, Turkey and France, warning them about the threat coming from Ukraine.

Putin also pointed out that experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) planned to visit Ukraine to inspect nuclear facilities. "We are all for it. It needs to be done as soon as possible and on the widest scale possible because we know that the Kiev authorities are doing their best to cover up for their preparations," the Russian leader noted.