We have seen the reports of the Russian move and continue to follow the matter closely
– they stated in the announcement of the Ministry of Defense. Added: there is no reason for Washington to change its own strategic nuclear position. They also emphasized that
the United States remains committed to the collective defense provided by NATO.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on state television Saturday night that the installation of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus does not violate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The justification of the Russian president is that the United States has also installed nuclear weapons on the territory of its European allies.
According to Putin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has long raised the issue of deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which borders Poland. The Russian and Belarusian governments agreed on the decision – emphasized the Russian president.
The cover image is an illustration. The cover photo shows Tu-95 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Cover image source: Getty Images