'Dirty bomb': Scholz rejects Russia's accusations against Ukraine


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday dismissed Russia's accusations that Ukraine was preparing a “dirty bomb”. 

Mr. Scholz shares Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's view that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections, requested by Kyiv and which have begun, will remove all doubts about this, the German Chancellery said. in a statement after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

The German Chancellor also condemned the persistent Russian attacks against Ukrainian civilian infrastructure.

MM. Scholz and Zelensky also called not to jeopardize the implementation and extension of the cereals agreement under the aegis of the United Nations so as not to weigh on world food security.

The German leader also reiterated his country's desire to continue to support Kyiv politically, financially, humanitarianly and in the defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, including by delivering arms.