United States (US) President Joe Biden said he was concerned about Russia’s plans to place tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus. Photos/Illustrations
WASHINGTON – President of the United States (US) Joe Biden said he was concerned about Russia’s plans to place tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus.
“They haven’t, unless something happens while I’m in the helicopter,” Biden said. “Sure, I worry about that,” he continued.
“What have I talked to you about over the past year? This is a dangerous, worrying type of talk,” Biden added as quoted by CNN, Wednesday (29/3/2023).
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, which has been a staunch ally during the invasion of Ukraine.
“Moscow will finish building a special storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus in early July,” Putin told Russia 1 television.
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 has confirmed the missile will be delivered with the Challenger 2 tank.
Putin explained that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had asked for the placement for a long time. However, there was no immediate reaction from Lukashenko.
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