Ukraine has the technology to produce “dirty bombs”

AA / Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assured on Monday that there are scientific institutes in Ukraine with the technology needed to produce “dirty bombs”.

This is what emerges from a press conference held in the Russian capital, Moscow, with the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hussein Ibrahim Taha.

Sergei Lavrov specified that his country “is currently busy preventing this provocation”, and that it will be able to do so.

Lavrov pointed out that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held several talks on Sunday with his counterparts from Türkiye, France, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, to discuss this issue.

And to continue: “There is specific information about Ukrainian scientific institutes that have the technology to produce dirty bombs. We have confirmed with various sources that these are not mere doubts.”

On Sunday, the “Novosti Agency” quoted reliable sources in several countries, including Ukraine, as saying that “there are indications that the kyiv regime is preparing a provocation using the so-called dirty bomb or short-range nuclear weapons. “

Regarding the agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain to world markets, Lavrov said: “The United Nations has given conflicting information on this issue. Only 5-7% of Ukrainian grain is delivered to poor countries, while the half of Ukrainian grain goes to the European Union.”

Lavrov stressed that there is no progress regarding the shipment of Russian grain and fertilizer, noting that “the other part of the grain agreement has not been implemented in a concrete way. “

On July 22, Istanbul saw the signing of the “Initiative Document for the Security of the Shipment of Grains and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports”. An agreement concluded between Türkiye, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations.

The grain agreement provided for the securing of grain exports blocked in Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea (Eastern Europe) to the whole world, in order to face the world food crisis which threatens a humanitarian catastrophe.

For his part, OIC Secretary General Hussein Ibrahim Taha said that Türkiye, UAE and other OIC Member States have deployed initiatives aimed at ending the Russian-Ukrainian war. by peaceful means.

And to add: “We call on all parties to end the conflicts, to conduct negotiations and to guarantee a peace that meets the interests of all the peoples living in this region.”

*Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj

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