Russian Defence Minister shares concerns about ‘dirty bomb’ to Rajnath Singh

26 October, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed his worries over Ukraine's provocations around the potential deployment of "dirty bomb".

In a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed his worries over Ukraine’s provocations around the potential deployment of “dirty bomb”.

According to a tweet made by Russian Embassy in India, “Rajnath Singh and Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister spoke on October 26 about the situation in Ukraine. Sergei Shoigu expressed his worries on potential provocations by Ukraine using a dirty bomb.”

In response to the phone conversations with Shoigu, Rajnath Singh tweeted, “He gave me an update on the developing situation in Ukraine and expressed his worries about potential provocations involving the deployment of “dirty bombs.” I reaffirmed India’s view that the road of diplomacy and negotiation must be followed in order to quickly end the conflict.”

Singh further emphasised that neither party should use the nuclear option since the idea of using nuclear or radiological weapons is incompatible with humanity’s core values.

Both leaders spoke on the phone on bilateral defence cooperation and the worsening situation in Ukraine.

Russian Ministry of Defence stated that it has information about the Kyiv regime’s plans to commit a provocation by detonating the alleged “dirty bomb” or low-power nuclear warhead during a briefing on radiation security threats by Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, commander of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection troops.