Report: Ukraine Planning Nuclear Test when Russia Crossed the Border

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Kharkiv Institute of Physics

DISCLOSURE: Sourced from Russian government funded media

SouthFront: Ukraine was secretly developing nuclear weapons and it was close to obtaining them, Russian media reported on March 6 citing a source with knowledge of the situation in Russian security structures.

From VT:

Ukraine asked NATO for air cover when Russia chose to attack Ukraine’s nuclear weapons facility in Kharkiv.  There, Israeli scientists, working with former Soviet nuclear scientists sent from the US and bolstered by critical stockpiles of polonium and other materials sent from the US, Ukraine has been building new hybrid “dirty bombs” and was nearly ready to test.

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According to the report, the words of Vladimir Zelensky in Munich about the nuclear status of Ukraine were not accidental, it could become a reality in the very near future.

“Zelensky’s statement at the Munich Security Conference in February about the possibility of acquiring a nuclear status for Ukraine was not accidental. Immediately after joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear state in 1994, Ukraine began to carry out R&D in order to form a technological basis for the possible creation of their own nuclear weapons,” RIA Novosti quoted the source.

According to the source, these works got a clearly expressed practical orientation and growing activity in 2014 on the order of Petro Poroshenko, who then served as Ukrainian President.

“Thus, the data available in the SVR [Foreign Intelligence Service] testify that R&D on the creation of a nuclear explosive device, which could later be used in the design of nuclear warheads, was carried out both in uranium and plutonium areas. The scientific community of Ukraine has sufficient competencies to create a device both “implosive” and “cannon” type,” the source said.

The source noted that Ukraine could also covertly acquire technology from the West for centrifuge enrichment of uranium and laser isotope separation.

Plutonium of the required quality was reportedly obtained from foreign states.

“According to available information, the United States has already transferred this material to its partners. There is reason to believe that in the “Ukrainian case” it was not without the participation of Washington,” the source said.

According to the source, the key role in the creation of a nuclear explosive device was assigned to the National Scientific Center “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology”. Assistance to scientists in the development of methods for the separation of isotopes of nuclear materials was provided by specialized structures of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in particular, the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Institute of Organic Chemistry located in Kyiv.

From Tass, a Russian government-sponsored site:

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