Russia will raise the issue of an alleged “dirty bomb” plot to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Reuters reported on Monday.
Reuters said Russia sent a letter on its claims to the UN late on Monday and its diplomats plan to raise the issue in a closed meeting with the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
“We will regard the use of the dirty bomb by the Kyiv regime as an act of nuclear terrorism,” Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia wrote in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council, Reuters reported.
Apadana Media has not verified the letter, which Reuters said it had seen.
Russia’s claims that Ukraine is conspiring to use a so-called “dirty-bomb” in a false flag operation have been rejected by the United States, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
A dirty bomb would combine a conventional explosive, such as dynamite, with radioactive material, such as uranium, to disperse the radioactive material over a large area. There is no record of such a weapon ever being used successfully.
On Monday, the UN’s nuclear watchdog has said it will send safeguard inspectors to visit two nuclear locations in Ukraine at the request of authorities in Kyiv.