The Foreign Office has asked for an explanation from Moscow following its Senator Igor Morozov reportedly made a claim that Pakistan and Ukraine held talks for developing nukes.
Responding to this, spokesperson, Asim Iftikhar Ahmed of the Foreign Office has released a statement on late Tuesday night, stating that, “We are surprised by such an unfounded and baseless statement.”
Several media agencies have mentioned Russian state news agencies stating that, “Ukrainian specialists went to Pakistan and received a delegation from there to talk about technologies and know-how for creating nuclear weapons.”
The report added that, “Mozorov reportedly alleged that was part of the Ukraine dossier special project.”
The report made a claim that, “He said that it is not a secret that Ukraine can create a dirty bomb but questioned who are invested in the project.”
Reacting to the allegations, Islamabad said the senator’s reported statement was “without any rationale & entirely inconsistent” with the spirit of Pakistan-Russia relations.
“We are seeking clarification on this from Moscow,” the statement added.
Mozorov also commented over Ukraine’s ability and intentions to create a dirty radioactive bomb but its their lack of funds that has been obstructing their move, stating that “the threat is real.”
The legislator added that Tochka-U munition could be used up with a low-power nuclear charger. He further added that the President of the United States has the power to use low-yield atomic bombs anywhere in the world, without any prior approval from Congress. Moreover, the Ukrainian President Zelensky has been discussing the nuclear weapons with the British and his American allies. However, Russian official has no certain evidences that supports his claims.
Islamabad was earlier found to be supplying weapons and ammunition to Ukraine during the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. As per the reports, an arms dealer in Islamabad has been coordinating with a Bulgaria-based company for Ukraine’s convenience to avail the manufactured defence supplies.