Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has debunked reports claiming that his government intends to detonate a dirty bomb on Russian territory.
Dirty bombs are gadgets that consolidate ordinary explosives with radioactive material and are intended to kill large number of individuals immediately.
Russian state TV has additionally been talking about the possibility lately and at Friday night’s UN Security Council meeting Russia’s envoy Vasily Nebenzya told delegates:
Russian propaganda has gone off the rails and speculates Ukraine might be preparing to drop a ‘dirty bomb’ on the Russian territory. This is a sick fake. Ukraine doesn’t have nuclear weapons, doesn’t conduct any work to create/acquire them. We are a responsible member of the NPT.
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) February 26, 2022
Ukraine remains the only country in history to voluntarily give up its nuclear weapons. It surrendered an arsenal of around 5,000 missiles and bombs in 1994 in exchange for security guarantees from Russia and the West.