February 4, 2023

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Moscow accuses Kyiv of using photo of Slovenian origin

According to the Slovenian government, Russia used the photo taken in 2010 to spread disinformation.

Russia used a photo from Slovenia from 2010 on Twitter to support its claims “dirty bombThe Slovenian government told AFP on Wednesday that Ukraine was now preparing. Application”The mistake was made without the knowledge of the Slovenian authoritiesDragan Barbutovski, an adviser in Prime Minister Robert Kolob’s office, said. Earlier, the Slovenian government issued a series of tweets in English, “Photo used by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Twitter“that”Photo by Slovenian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARAO).“.

On Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted the following message in English: “Russian Ministry of Defense: According to information at our disposal, two Ukrainian organizations were ordered to make # bomb sales“. The text is illustrated with photographs specifically representing a nuclear power plant, a radioactive waste storage site, scientific research reactors, and plastic bags containing spent uranium and plutonium.

say “radioactive“, ie”radioactiveIn Slovenian, appeared in plastic bags. “One of the photos used in the Russian tweet to represent Ukrainian capabilities dirty bomb […] Used in conferences and pamphlets since 2010Explained the government of Slovenia, a member state of the European Union (EU) and NATO. She is a “Released without the knowledge of ARAO“, he noted. “Radioactive waste is stored safely and under surveillance in Slovenia. They are not used to make dirty bombs“, he added.

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Russia has accused Ukraine since Sunday of preparing a weapon consisting of conventional explosives surrounded by radioactive materials that are released during detonation. He reiterated his allegations against China and India on Wednesday. Ukraine and the West have condemned the allegations.”Ridiculous“and”DangerousAnd suggested that Russia is bracing itself for a battlefield where its troops have suffered repeated defeats since September.

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