Russia's claims about Ukraine's "dirty bomb" are absurd - NATO

19:45 24 October Kyiv, Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commented on Russia's accusations against Ukraine of creating a "dirty bomb".

He also warned Moscow against using false statements as an excuse to escalate the war..

Stoltenberg said this in an interview with Politico on Monday.
 
"The allegation that Ukraine is preparing to use dirty bombs in Ukraine is absurd," the Alliance Secretary General said.
 
He noted that it is absurd to talk about the use by Ukraine of a "dirty bomb" on its own territory, for the release of which it is fighting so hard..
“What we are concerned about is that this is part of a pattern that we have seen before from the Russian side – in Syria, but also at the start of the war, or just before the start of the war in February.. The point is that Russia accuses others of doing what they intend to do themselves," Stoltenberg said.

He warned Russia against using false accusations "as any excuse to further escalate the war in Ukraine."

Recall that on Sunday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called at least three defense ministers of NATO states (France, Turkey and the UK), talking about the Ukrainian "dirty bomb".

Russia claims that Ukraine is preparing a "dirty bomb" strike on its territory to blame Russia for this.

The US, Britain and France have jointly dismissed these claims as false.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has officially invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to send a mission to Ukraine to disprove Moscow's fabrications about allegedly developing a "dirty bomb".