This is reported by “European truth”.
A press release from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, quoted by Le Figaro, notes that Sebastien Lecornu heard from Shoigu an allegation about the alleged possibility of “Ukrainians striking a dirty bomb on their own territory in order to blame Russia.”
It emphasizes that Paris rejects “any form of escalation, including nuclear”, and expresses its readiness to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the conflict together with the allies.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense reported that the head of the department, Hulusi Akar, and Shoigu “exchanged information and views on the need to be careful and vigilant against provocations that could worsen the security situation in the region.”
“As our president has repeatedly stated, it was once again stated that Turkey, for its part, is ready to contribute to the achievement of a truce in the region, guarantee peace and resume stable supplies of humanitarian aid,” Akar said.
The British Ministry of Defense stressed that the telephone conversation between Shoigu and Ben Wallace took place at the initiative of the Russian side.
“Shoigu said that Ukraine is planning actions with the assistance of Western countries, in particular the UK, to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. The Minister of Defense denied these allegations and warned that such statements should not be used as a pretext for more escalation,” the message says.
On Sunday, the Russian defense minister reportedly called at least three NATO defense ministers (France, Turkey and Britain) and talked about the Ukrainian “dirty bomb”.
Before that, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, known for spreading disinformation and propaganda, published a report about the alleged use of a “dirty bomb” by Ukraine.
According to propagandists, Ukraine is preparing to “detonate a nuclear bomb” on its territory in order to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction and set the whole world against Moscow. This information was simultaneously disseminated by all well-known Russian propaganda media within an hour.
Russian propaganda has spoken about Ukraine’s alleged intentions to create a “nuclear bomb” before. So, in early March, the head of the Russian delegation in Vienna, Konstantin Gavrilov, stated that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was allegedly aimed at preventing the creation of a “dirty nuclear bomb” by Kyiv.