Putin spoke to the heads of delegation at a meeting of the Council of Heads of the Security and Intelligence Agencies of the CIS countries. The Russian president also said that Russia is aware of Ukrainian plans to use a “dirty bomb”.
“The potential risk of conflict in the world as a whole, as well as at the regional level, remains very high. New risks and challenges for collective security are emerging, mainly due to a sharp worsening of the global geopolitical confrontation. “These statements confirm that Russian President Vladimir Putin never liked puns.
Thus the head of the Kremlin, after presiding over the nuclear exercise of his strategic missile forces, raises the tension, as can be seen from the statements reported by TASS.
Putin: “We have evidence of the Ukrainian dirty bomb”
Putin said there is evidence of Kiev’s plans to use a ‘dirty bomb’ against Russia. “There are plans to use the so-called dirty bomb for attacks,” he said speaking to delegation heads at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of the CIS countries.
Ukraine has become an instrument of US foreign policy, has practically lost sovereignty.Vladimir Putin
Putin has signed a decree extending the restrictions on trade on certain types of products and raw materials with so-called hostile countries until 31 December. The Ria Novosti agency reports this.
Putin attends nuclear exercises
As mentioned, the Russian president observed exercises by the Russian “strategic deterrence forces”: the Russian state news agency Ria Novosti reports, according to which “practical launches of ballistic and cruise missiles took place” and “airplanes. Tu-95Ms were used to launch air-launched cruise missiles. “
US: “If Russia throws ‘dirty bomb’ there will be consequences”
If Russia employs a ‘dirty bomb’ or other type of nuclear weapon in Ukraine, “there will be consequences”, Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder said in a briefing.
These consequences have been communicated to Moscow “at various levels”, he added, reiterating that the Russian accusations that Kiev is preparing a ‘dirty bomb’ are patently false.