Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has thwarted an attempt by Kiev to use a so-called "dirty nuclear bomb" (a radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives) in a planned terrorist attack in Russia.
The FSB reported on June 6 that Ukrainian military intelligence was planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Russia using a "dirty bomb."
"During the investigation of the sabotage planned in May 2023 to blow up a long-range aircraft stationed at the Severny airfield in the Ivanovo region, the plans of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to commit a terrorist act in Russia using the so-called " dirty bomb," the FSB said in a statement.
The Kiev regime planned to transport and plant "dirty bombs" equipped with timers to detonate them simultaneously. Thus the blast area would become uninhabitable due to radiation contamination. Such radioactive contamination will intentionally lead to heavy casualties among the civilian population in the attack areas.
Two jailed Ukrainian pilots have confessed that Kiev is considering transporting small portable nuclear warheads to Russia to carry out terrorist attacks, the FSB claims.
"Ukrainian intelligence leadership discussed the possibility of creating and transporting [on Russian soil] a 'dirty' nuclear bomb for radioactive contamination, small portable nuclear warheads. They don't weigh that much," said one of the pilots.
Another pilot said he was tasked with bombing the western Bryansk region of Russia. He clarified that the target was a fuel and lubricant depot.
According to the FSB announcement, the coordination of the use of light engine aircraft was entrusted to the Ukrainian military unit 3449 codenamed "Legion", which belongs to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
Since the beginning of the year, this unit has planned and conducted five sorties to strike targets inside Russia. Fuel and power complex facilities in Russia's regions bordering Ukraine were damaged in these attacks.
The Kiev regime has a well-documented history of attempts to use the nuclear annihilation card as part of its terrorist strategy. Kiev forces regularly fire rockets at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest facility of its kind in Europe. These actions are an obvious attempt to create a nuclear disaster on the territory of the Russian presence.
In addition, shortly before the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine in 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky officially declared that Kiev will seek to acquire nuclear weapons. The statement was made at the Munich Security Conference. Therefore, Kiev's intentions to acquire and use all kinds of nuclear weapons are clear and have been officially declared at the highest level.