“You want the IAEA to come. We, however, as quickly and as widely as possible, because we know that the authorities in Kiev are doing everything possible to cover the effects of these preparations,” he told the Valdai Dialogue Forum in Moscow. . “They’re working on it,” she added.
In response to a question about the Russian accusations of a “dirty bomb” prepared by Kiev, he added: “We also know approximately where it is happening (in Ukraine)”.
“We have never talked about the possibility of using nuclear weapons. We have only provided hints in response to statements from other countries, “he said.
Furthermore, Putin tried to downplay the importance of his previous statements about the possibility of using nuclear weapons, explaining that he was only responding to threats from his opponents.
He felt that Ukraine and Westerners claim that Moscow is playing the nuclear escalation card to “influence neutral countries and tell them: look at Russia! Don’t cooperate with it!”