Putin tells Lukashenko when Russia will transfer its nuclear weapons to Belarus
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus after July 7-8, when the necessary facilities will be prepared for it
This was reported by Russian media.
Vladimir Putin made the statement during a meeting with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus in Sochi.
According to the Russian president, the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus will begin immediately after the preparation of facilities for them is completed on July 7-8.
"As for the most sensitive issues that we agreed on, everything is going according to plan. As you know, on July 7-8, the preparation of the relevant facilities will be completed, and we will immediately begin activities related to the deployment of the relevant types of weapons on your territory," Putin said.
At the end of March, the Russian dictator announced an agreement with Lukashenko on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. After that, Moscow handed over an Iskander missile system to Minsk, which could be a carrier for the weapon.
- On May 25, Viktor Khrenin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed a document on the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
- Shortly afterward, self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the start of the movement of nuclear weapons in the country.
- Later, Khrenin explained that the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the country would help "cool down the bellicose rhetoric" of the West and Ukraine.