What Is a Dirty Bomb? Russia Claims Kyiv May Use One in Ukraine

Posted on AllSides October 23rd, 2022
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Mikhail Klimentyev

Russian officials are claiming that Ukraine is planning to use a dirty bomb on its own territory in an attempt to blame the attack on Russia.

The Russian state-run news organization RIA Novosti wrote on Telegram on Sunday that the "purpose" of the planned "provocation is to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction in the Ukrainian theater of operations, and thereby launch a powerful anti-Russian campaign in the world aimed at undermining confidence in Moscow," according to a translation of the post.

In addition, a Russian Foreign Ministry...

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