Putin raises threat of ‘dirty bomb’ nuclear attack

Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the specter of a “dirty bomb” incident at a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant while contemplating retaliation for an apparent Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow.

“Ukrainian citizens need to understand that there are other threats as well, for instance, attempts to disrupt the operation of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant or use ‘dirty’ devices related to nuclear technology,” Putin said Tuesday. “We have talked about this more than once. We know what they have in mind.”

Putin attributed such a plot to Ukrainian authorities, reiterating an accusation previously aired by Russian defense officials in October — and perceived around the world as a thinly veiled Russian threat of nuclear escalation in response to Ukraine’s fall counteroffensive. He renewed that allegation moments after broaching the topic of retaliation for the Tuesday morning drone attack, which caused only “minor damage” but shocked Moscow’s government and paramilitary elites, as U.N. officials scrambled to avoid a military showdown for control of the plant.

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