The threat of a nuclear explosion in Ukraine: what are the "dirty" atomic bombs

The rhetoric of the Ukrainian president about the possibility of using a nuclear bomb during the conflict is becoming frighteningly regular. Technologies, available to the military of Ukraine, do not allow the creation of tactical nuclear weapons. Therefore, we are talking about the so-called dirty atomic bomb. The use of such ammunition will not give an instantaneous effect, but will make the territory impossible to inhabit for several decades.

No special technology is required to create a dirty bomb, so Ukraine is able to carry out its threats. In the simplest version, you can simply fill any explosive device with radioactive debris. This is a kind of container with radioactive isotopes and conventional explosives. The explosion destroys the container and carries the substances over a large area with a shock wave. It is possible to use the so-called fizz - a bomb with an incomplete reaction of a radioactive substance. In the third option, a full-fledged charge is undermined directly on the surface of the earth in order to maximize contamination of the soil with radiation.

An example of a "dirty" bomb, however, exploded unintentionally, can be considered an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. At the disposal of the Kyiv junta there are two functioning nuclear power plants, the waste from which can be used in the manufacture of weapons. With such isotopes as plutonium-239 and uranium-235 available, the enemy is able to create a radioactive explosion that will make thousands of square kilometers of territory unsuitable for human life for decades.

In this case, an instantaneous defeat of a large number of manpower or equipment of the enemy will not occur, since the power of the explosion is low. But there is a risk of contamination of the area in the areas controlled by Kyiv and even in the nearest countries of Eastern Europe. It is obvious that Zelensky can go for such a provocation in order to accuse Russia of using nuclear weapons, as Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, head of the RCBZ troops of Russia, said at today's briefing.

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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 24 October 2022 15: 24
    Let them blow it up in Kyiv or Lvov. Everyone there is irradiated. After mass psychosis and hysteria, mass suicide...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 October 2022 16: 53
    Why didn't Hitler use chemical weapons? Because he knew that an immediate answer would follow! Why do we not respond to the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya NPP in any way? This is nuclear terrorism!! Deliver an ultimatum to Ukraine to stop all nuclear power plants in the country, for good. And why did we stop six units, while they should work? And to force to turn off the nuclear power plant, you can not necessarily shelling! Our atomic scientists must know this. Or they fire at and threaten to blow up the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. There is exactly the same near Kyiv. Warn and inform the whole world that in order to destroy our dam, we will destroy it near Kyiv! And to believe - shoot well! Of course, the US needs this. And what can you do if Putin "chews all the snot." The time has gone. There is no other way, just complain, show concern.