The heads of foreign policy departments of the USA, France and Britain made a joint statement on October 23, 2022, condemning Russia’s false attempts to accuse Ukraine of being ready to use a “dirty bomb” on its own territory and confirming Ukraine’s steadfast support.
“We, the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, reiterate our steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression. We remain committed to continue supporting Ukraine’s efforts to defend its territory for as long as it takes,” said the Foreign Ministers of the USA, France, and Britain.
The heads of the defense ministries of these three western countries previously spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at his request. Shoigu said that Ukraine was preparing to “detonate a nuclear bomb” on its territory in order to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction and turn the whole world against Moscow.
“Our countries made clear that we all reject Russia’s transparently false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory. The world would see through any attempt to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation. We further reject any pretext for escalation by Russia,” concluded Foreign Ministers of the USA, France, and Britain after the conversation with the Russian Foreign Minister.