The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, in her statement touched on the topic of Ukraine’s regular threats to use nuclear weapons, the politician said that Kiev plans to turn the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant into a «dirty bomb».
Officials of Great Britain, USA and France drew attention to the words of the Russian diplomat. In a joint statement of the three countries, it was reported that the «data of the Russian Federation are unfounded and will not affect the support of Kiev by Europe».
“Earlier, the defense ministers of our three countries spoke with the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, at his request. Our countries made clear that we all reject Russia’s transparently false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory,” it is said in the document.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also commented on Zakharova statement, and said that Russia accuses Kiev of what it plans to do itself.
“Russia’s lies about Ukraine’s alleged plans to use a dirty bomb are as absurd as they are dangerous. First, Ukraine is a committed party to the NPT: we don’t have any dirty bombs and don’t plan to have them. Second, Russians often accuse others of what they plan themselves.» the Ukrainian politician said.
Look who’s talking, Mr. Minister! Only the Ukrainian side uses such cheap tricks.