As Moscow activates counter-WMD forces, the West disputes Russia’s “dirty bomb” assertion

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 the West disputes Russia's "dirty bomb" assertion

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Monday, October 24, 2022.
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Shoigu and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had two phone conversations, one on Friday and the other on Sunday.

  • Similarly, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, claimed that Russia was the “source of everything nasty that can be imagined in this war.

  • Gen. Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian Armed Forces’ radiation, chemical, and biological defense forces, was uploaded to Telegram Monday by the Russian Ministry of Defense, reiterating the accusations.

  • In a false-flag operation, a dirty bomb or low-power nuclear warhead will be dropped on Ukrainian soil, according to a briefing given by Kirillov in the video.

  • A senior Defense Department official said that American officials expect Iran to send surface-to-surface missiles to Russia “soon” so they can be used in Ukraine.

Shoigu and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had two phone conversations, one on Friday and the other on Sunday. According to a readout from Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, Austin “rejected any justification for Russian aggression” during the most recent call.

Similarly, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, claimed that Russia was the “source of everything nasty that can be imagined in this war.”

The Russian Ministry of Defense uploaded a video of Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, who is in charge of the radiation, chemical, and biological defense forces of the Russian Armed Forces, to Telegram on Monday. In the video, he says that the accusations are true. In a false-flag operation, a dirty bomb or low-power nuclear warhead will be dropped on Ukrainian soil, according to a briefing given by Kirillov in the video.

During a briefing on radiation safety threats, Kirillov is said to have said, “The explosion of a radiological explosive device will make the area up to several thousand square meters radioactive.”

Unsupported by any evidence, a second MoD Telegram message claimed that two Ukrainian groups had received “direct orders” to make the so-called “dirty bomb,” a weapon made from radioactive nuclear waste and conventional explosives.

A telegram from the Ministry of Defense says that Russian soldiers have activated a special unit to protect against a possible attack with chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.

“The Ministry of Defense has set up to deal with any possible Ukrainian provocations: the means and forces are ready to work on radioactive pollution,” the letter says.

According to Samuel Charap of the RAND Corp., the activation is “the kind of thing they would do pending the imminent deployment of [weapons of mass devastation].”

A senior American administration official agreed to talk on the condition of anonymity about how the government is reacting internally. They said that statements from the MoD were “concerning.”

Russia is putting conditions on leaving the strategically important city of Kherson, and Ukraine is getting ready for a new operation to retake the city from the south.

A senior Defense Department official said that American officials expect Iran to send surface-to-surface missiles to Russia “soon” so they can be used in Ukraine.

Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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