Poland to tighten Belarus sanctions over Russia’s planned deployment of nuclear weapons
On Tuesday, March 28, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Belarus would face tougher sanctions due to Russia's intentions to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on its territory
Reuters reports that Poland is holding daily talks with other EU member states on the 11th package of sanctions against Russia. Given Russia's plans to deploy its nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus, the new restrictions will also apply to official Minsk.
“This step taken by Russia... the announcement of the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus, will certainly lead to the announcement of additional sanctions, the level of sanctions will be much more severe for the Lukashenko regime,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.
Morawiecki reminded that Warsaw does not accept Belarus' actions regarding its complicity in the Russian war. To convey this to Lukashenko's regime, Poland may resort to restricting traffic on the Belarusian border.
On March 25, Vladimir Putin said that a storage facility for Russian tactical nuclear weapons would be completed in Belarus by July 1.
On March 27, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Beijing does not approve of Russia's intention to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.