US President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday against using a nuclear weapon in the war with Ukraine, saying such an escalation would be a grave mistake.
Asked by reporters if he thinks Russia is preparing a dirty bombing that it would then blame on Ukraine, Biden said: “Russia would make an incredibly serious mistake if it were to use a tactical nuclear weapon.”
Russia said this week that Ukraine could use a so-called dirty bomb on its own territory.
A dirty bomb is a conventional bomb laced with radioactive, biological, or chemical materials that are dispersed in an explosion.
The US and its allies suspect that Russia itself could use a dirty bomb in a “false flag” attack, possibly to justify Moscow’s use of conventional nuclear weapons, as it is on the back foot in eastern and southern regions. Ukraine.
Biden said on Tuesday: “I can’t guarantee it’s a false flag operation yet. We don’t know.”
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NewsMadura staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.)