Oct 24, 2022
US and allies accuse Russia of making false allegations Transcript
The allegations had to do with Ukraine possibly making a ‘dirty bomb,’ now there’s concern Russia is planning to do it. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Turning to the war in Ukraine, the US and our allies accusing Russia of making false allegations Ukraine was planning to use a dirty bomb. And this morning there’s concerns the claims are a sign Russia is planning to do so. Astrid Martin is tracking major d-
Speaker 2 (00:19):
The US, Britain and France-
Speaker 1 (00:23):
Nine months since the fighting-
Speaker 2 (00:24):
… released a joint statement rejecting Russia’s claim that Ukraine is planning to use a dirty bomb on its own people. Saying, quote, “The world would see through any attempt to use this allegation as a pretext for escalation.”
In a televised address last night, Ukraine’s President, Vladimir Zelensky, also pushed back saying, “If Russia calls and says that Ukraine is allegedly preparing something, it means only one thing, that Russia has already prepared all of it.” Zelensky also said power has been restored to parts of his country after Russia unleashed more strikes on Ukraine’s energy facilities over the weekend. The country has implemented rolling blackouts to conserve energy.
Residents of Mykolaiv sifted through the rubble after missiles hit two apartment blocks Sunday. A playground was also destroyed. Luckily, officials say no one was killed as many residents had already moved away after a similar attack nearby about six months ago.
Speaker 3 (01:23):
These strikes have a clear goal. To make the Ukrainian people suffer.
Speaker 2 (01:27):
Russia-installed officials also continue to evacuate thousands from the occupied city of Kherson as they warn of a looming Ukrainian counteroffensive to retake the area.
Astrid Martinez, CBS News, New York.