Moscow uses photo of Slovenian origin to accuse kyiv

According to the Slovenian government, Russia used a photo from 2010 to spread disinformation.

Russia used a photo from Slovenia from 2010 to support its claims on Twitter about the “his bombsthat Ukraine is currently preparing, the Slovenian government told AFP on Wednesday. The use “was done wrongly and without the knowledge of the Slovenian authoritiessaid Dragan Barbutovski, adviser to Prime Minister Robert Golob’s office. Earlier, the Slovenian government issued a series of tweets in English to denounce the fact that “the photo used by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Twitter” that is “a photo of the Slovenian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARAO)».

On Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry had published, also in English on Twitter, the following message: “Russian Ministry of Defense: according to the information at our disposal, two Ukrainian organizations were ordered to create the #bombsale“. The text was illustrated with photos representing in particular a nuclear power plant, a radioactive waste storage site, scientific research reactors as well as plastic bags containing used uranium and plutonium.

Word “radioactive“, which means “radioactivein Slovenian, appeared on the plastic bags. “One of the photos used in the Russian tweet to refer to Ukrainian capabilities of his bombs […] dates from 2010 and has been used at conferences and for leafletsexplained the government of Slovenia, a member country of the European Union (EU) and NATO. She was “published without the knowledge of ARAO“, he specified. “Radioactive waste is stored safely and under surveillance in Slovenia. They will not be used to make dirty bombs“, he added.

Russia has accused Ukraine since Sunday of preparing a weapon consisting of conventional explosives surrounded by radioactive materials intended to be disseminated during the explosion. She reiterated her accusations to China and India on Wednesday. Ukraine and the West have denounced allegations “absurd» et «dangerousand suggested that Russia was preparing itself for an escalation on the battlefield, where its troops have suffered a series of defeats since September.

SEE ALSO – “Dirty bomb”: Moscow uses a photo of Slovenian origin to accuse kyiv

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