Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday (25) that Moscow plans to deploy “tactical” nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus, Allied country located on the doorstep of the European Union.
It’s the first time since the mid-1990s Russia spreads nuclear weapons outside its countryAccording to Reuters.
“There is nothing new here: the United States has been doing this for decades. “They have placed their tactical nuclear weapons for a long time on the territory of their allies,” Putin said in an interview broadcast on Russian television.
“We decided to do the same,” he added, saying he had the approval of the Belarusian government.
The Russian government expects to finish building the storage of these nuclear weapons in Belarus Until the first of July this year.
Putin also said the plan was a response to Britain’s decision last week to supply Ukraine with armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium.
According to the Associated Press that Russia falsely claimed that these rounds contain nuclear components.
The United States rejected the idea of following a Chinese plan, due to Beijing’s refusal to condemn the invasion and the possibility of securing territorial gains for Russia.
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