Belarus reveals reasons for accepting to be the location of Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons. Photos/Illustrations
MINSK – Belarus revealed that his decision to be the location nuclear weapons tactical Russia after coming under unprecedented pressure from the United States (US) and NATO.
Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed Saturday that Moscow intends to deploy some of its nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, which has been a staunch ally during its invasion of Ukraine.
In this regard, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry in a statement deemed its decision to cooperate with Russia correct, saying Minsk was acting to protect itself from the West.
“Over the past two and a half years, the Republic of Belarus has experienced unprecedented political, economic and information pressure from the United States, Great Britain and its NATO allies, as well as member states of the European Union,” the statement read.
“Given these circumstances, and the legitimate concerns and risks in the field of national security arising from them, Belarus is forced to respond by strengthening its own security and defense capabilities,” the statement continued.
The move by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the weekend came after Russia repeatedly accused its Western allies of propping up Kiev for nuclear escalation. It was related to the UK’s plan which promised to send depleted uranium missiles to Ukraine.
Britain confirmed the missiles would be delivered with the Challenger 2 tanks.
Putin explained that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had asked for the placement for a long time. However, there was no immediate reaction from Lukashenko. It is known that Russia has helped modernize Belarusian fighter planes so they can carry nuclear weapons.
In his speech on Saturday (25/3/2023), Putin said the trigger for Russia’s deployment of tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus was Britain’s decision to provide Ukraine with anti-armoured rounds containing depleted uranium.
Still according to Putin, regarding the placement of nuclear weapons in Belarus, Russia will do what the United States has been doing for decades by placing nuclear weapons in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
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