Lebed: Nuclear bombs are missing

Publish date: September 7, 1997

Written by: Thomas Nilsen

Lebed says Nuclear bombs are missing

The Russian military has lost track of more than 100 suitcase-sized one-kiloton nuclear bombs, said former Russian national security advisor Alexandr Lebed in an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes. Lebed said he did not know what had happend to the missing bombs, but he was certain they were not under the control of the Russian military.

A spokesman for Russia`s Ministry of Defence on Friday denied that any nuclear devices were missig. "This statement by Lebed can cause nothing but a smile. He never dealt with nuclear security questions and cannot know the situation," said Vladimir Uvatenko.