A Russian senator alleged that Ukraine and Pakistan recently discussed the technologies for developing nuclear weapons. The latest claim came after Russia ramped up its rhetoric regarding Kyiv’s alleged preparations to use a radioactive “dirty bomb.”
Igor Morozov, a Federation Council’s defense committee member, claimed that Ukrainian experts traveled to Pakistan and met with a delegation to discuss nuclear weapons technology, reported Russia’s state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.
The Russian lawmaker made the remarks during a news conference titled “Nuclear Provocations in Ukraine: Who Needs It?” as part of the special project “Ukrainian Dossier.”
Morozov argued that the ability of Ukraine to produce a “dirty bomb” is not a secret to anyone. However, he contends that lack of financing is the fundamental issue. Morozov stated, “the threat is real,” while discussing the potential for Ukraine to use a “dirty bomb” as a provocation.
The legislator added that the Tochka-U munition could be employed with a low-power nuclear charge. He also highlighted that without Congress’ approval, the United States president is permitted to use low-yield atomic bombs anywhere in the world.
Additionally, he did not completely exclude the possibility that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed nuclear weapons with his British and American allies.
But the Russian politician offered no convincing evidence to support his claims. Islamabad was previously found sending weaponry and ammunition to Kyiv in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
According to reports, M/s DMI Associates, an arms dealer located in Islamabad, has been in touch with M/s Defense Industry Group, a company based in Bulgaria, to make it easier for the Ukrainian government to obtain manufactured defense supplies.
In a similar development, it was discovered that the Ukrainian company M/s FORMAG, based in Kyiv, had contacted M/s Bluelines Cargo Pvt Ltd in Pakistan to supply gloves for the Ukrainian army.