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Wagner operatives have not seized nuclear equipment

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied an assertion from Ukraine’s military intelligence that… Items from the Russian Military Wagner Collection They intended to seize nuclear tools and equipment during the mutiny last June.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian government does not possess such information, adding that the reported assertions in this regard appear to be misleading information.

And the head of the Ukrainian Military Intelligence, Kirillo Budanov, said that Wagner fighters had reached a nuclear base, known as Voronezh 45, in an attempt to obtain small nuclear tools and equipment dating back to the Soviet era, according to what was reported by the British “The Times”.

Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Directorate, said the rebels wanted to buy weapons to “increase the risks”.

Russian citizens take pictures of military equipment and vehicles as Wagner forces leave Rostov

The store doors were closed

According to Budanov, the rebels’ plot to get their hands on the nuclear weapons failed, because “the storeroom doors were closed and they did not enter the technical section.”

The Ukrainian official did not say why Prigozhin’s fighters left the nuclear base without trying to make their way inside.

Backpack-sized nuclear bombs are Cold War-era relics that the United States and Russia agreed to remove from their arsenals more than 30 years ago, but many former American nonproliferation officials have cast doubt on whether Russia has kept its promise to get rid of it. arms.

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