Russia’s allegation that Ukraine is creating and preparing to use a "dirty bomb" is absurd, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
"The allegation that Ukraine is preparing to use dirty bombs in Ukraine is absurd," NATO Secretary-General said.
According to him, the absurdity of these claims is based on the fact that Ukraine is fighting to liberate its own territories and therefore wouldn’t use a "dirty bomb" against itself.
"What makes us concerned is that this is part of a pattern we have seen before from Russia — in Syria, but also at the start of the war, or just before the war started in February. And that is that Russia is accusing others [of] doing what they intend to do themselves," Stoltenberg emphasized.
At the same time, he warned Russia against using false claims as any pretext for further escalating the war in Ukraine.
Context. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called his European counterparts and told them Ukraine was allegedly creating a "dirty bomb" and planning to use it in the near future.