MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia is hopeful that the West will wield its authority to stop any Kiev’s provocations involving the use of a ‘dirty bomb’, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said on Friday.
"I think that everyone has a survival instinct, and our former Western partners are not an exception. Of course, they know perfectly what the Kiev regime is capable of amid the current situation. And we do want to believe that they will use all the available leverage they have over [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky and his team to the fullest extent [to halt the provocations]," he said on the Rossiya-24 news channel.
Polyansky stressed that the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN reports all available information about potential provocations by the Kiev regime to the UN Security Council.
"And so far, thank God, we have been able to avoid any serious provocations, and the presentation of this information at the Security Council can probably play a role in this," he added.
According to the diplomat, Russia has repeatedly brought up the issue of a Ukrainian "dirty bomb" at closed-door meetings.
"We have told our colleagues everything we know about it. We warned them that such a provocation would be much needed by the Kiev regime right now, when it is trying to, firstly, preserve its power in Ukraine by any means, at any cost, and secondly, when its interest involves dragging NATO countries into a direct confrontation with Russia," Polyansky said.
"We have been trying to do our best, at least at the Security Council this week, in order to make it uncomfortable for Ukraine to bring it (the ‘dirty bomb’ scenario - TASS) to life. We have already warned them in detail of where and how it might take place," he concluded.