Rostov security agencies have taken heed of a report published in The Guardian which claims radioactive substances have been stolen from a nuclear power plant near Rostov, Aleksander Turinsky, in charge of the press service of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, Rostov region department, told in a RIA Novosti interview.
The Guardian, referring to US authorities, wrote that Chechen militants may now possess radioactive materials stolen from a nuclear power plant located near Rostov. Mr Turinsky qualified the article as part of the information and psychological war being waged by terrorists, fighters and their accomplices.
The security agency will certainly make a relevant inquiry since the report is too serious to be disregarded, said Mr Turinsky.
Yet, he pointed to facts cited in the article which question the trustworthiness of the information.
Besides, the fact that the British newspaper was provided with this sort of information by US officials proves that the latter are still pursuing the policy of double standards towards terrorists, noted the FSB officer.