October 1, 2023

Lukashenko offers nuclear weapons to countries allied with Russia

Close to Putin, the President of Belarus signed an agreement to receive Russian weapons on its territory

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that there will be “Nuclear weapons for everyoneCountries that want to join the state of union with Russia.

Nobody is against Kazakhstan and other countries that have the same close relations that we have with the Russian Federation.Lukashenko said this in an interview broadcast by the state channel Russia 1 On Sunday (May 28, 2023). “If anyone is worried, it’s very simple: join the state of the Federation of Belarus and Russia. There will be nuclear weapons for everyone“, Complete.

The Belarusian leader, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, added that it was a personal take on the matter. Nor did he detail the terms of this partnership.

Historical

In 1999, Russia and Belarus signed the State of the Union Agreement, an agreement that creates a broad alliance between the two countries. The partnership covers areas such as economy, technology, information, agriculture and border security, according to the Minsk government website.

Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year across the border with Belarus. Since then, military cooperation between the former Soviet republics has intensified.

On Thursday (May 25), the two defense ministers of Belarus signed a document on the procedure for the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in the neighboring country.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu justified the measure as a response to “Undeclared warWest led.