UN Security Council to discuss Russia's threats to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus
The UN Security Council meeting on Putin's statement about the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus is to be held this week
This was announced at a briefing on Monday by the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, Ukrinform reports.
"As far as I know, the meeting (of the UN Security Council - ed.) should take place this week. But this, of course, is a matter for the Security Council itself," he said.
Earlier, Ukraine itself demanded to convene a meeting of the Security Council in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, calling the Russian president's move one that undermines the principles of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the nuclear disarmament, and the international security system as a whole.
The day before, Putin said that by July 1, Belarus would complete a storage facility for Russian tactical nuclear weapons and Russia will deploy them in the neighboring country.