Right now, Russia is trying to scare the world with talk about "dirty bombs" -- first, it needs to be understood that there actually is no such thing, not really -- it is a "speculative" weapon, in the words of Wikipedia. It might be possible to build a bomb that combines conventional and nuclear explosives, but it isn't clear whether anyone has actually done so.
“Russia’s aim is not to expand its borders, but to forestall the competitive threat posed by free, prosperous countries beyond them. For that reason, Ukraine as a sovereign country must be destroyed.” @edwardlucas https://t.co/i3VU3U4F21— CEPA (@cepa) October 23, 2022
False flag? Russia says Ukraine plans to detonate a ‘dirty bomb’ https://t.co/3ahPffnQ72— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 23, 2022
The US, Britain and France aren't having it:
2. to leave a whole army of machinery that will enhance Ukraine’s forces in ways even NATO could not match. So Putin thinks his only leverage is to threaten nuclear war but nobody’s flinching. And Putin’s army is still stuck.— Tim Hogan 浩勤 (@TimInHonolulu) October 24, 2022
Russia is also looking for useful idiots like Elon Musk to promote Russian goals.
France, Britain and the U.S. issued a rare joint statement that rejected Russia’s allegation that Ukraine is preparing to use a so-called dirty bomb on its own territory, calling it a pretext Russia has concocted for escalating the war. https://t.co/QzShIESaaM— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2022
In other Ukraine news:
I invite anyone to defend this. https://t.co/dKyq7mYijE— Cal Deobald (@calmudge0n) October 21, 2022
Finally tonight, some funnier stuff:
Worth noting that some Russian sources are talking about the Ukrainians pushing again near Svatove. That always worth watching. https://t.co/GS5AWBU90z— Phillips P. OBrien (@PhillipsPOBrien) October 23, 2022
Regularly rotate your password by using the name of the current UK Prime Minister.— Robert Smallshire (@robsmallshire) October 20, 2022
Related; lecturing to a class about human variation and described the epicanthic fold as an “extra” flap of skin. Asian kid raised his hand saying, “Aren’t white people just eyelid deficient.” Kid nailed it! A+— Ken Feder (@fiftysitesbook) October 19, 2022