Disinfo: Ukrainians worked on a dirty atomic bomb


The atomic weapon is a phantom pain for Ukrainians, Ukrainian nationalists. As soon as Ukraine gave Russia its nuclear warheads, they immediately started howling, ‘How can they do without nuclear weapons?’ In fact, after all, two years ago they admitted they were working on a dirty atomic bomb.


This is a conspiracy theory. Under the Budapest memorandum in 1994, Ukraine promised to remove all Soviet-era nuclear weapons from its territory, send them to disarmament facilities in Russia, and sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Ukraine kept these promises.

In 2019, ex-Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov rejected statements by the Russian Foreign Ministry that he allegedly spoke of creating a so-called dirty bomb.

“Alexander Turchinov called the relevant statements of the Russian Foreign Ministry the painful imagination of Russian officials,” the NSDC press service claimed. The NSDC Secretary stressed that Ukraine will defend its territorial integrity, "clearly observing all international obligations assumed."


  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nuclear issues
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