He alleges that it does not violate the non-proliferation agreements because the United States has had this type of weapon in other countries for years.
25 mar 2023 . Updated at 8:06 p.m.
The Russian President, Vladimir Putinannounced this Saturday an agreement for the Russian tactical nuclear weapons deploymentthat is, short-range, on the territory of Belarus in response to the British announcement of the supply of depleted uranium ammunition to the Ukraine. We have agreed with (Belarusian President Alexander) Lukashenko on the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus without violating the non-proliferation regime, Putin explained in an interview on Rossiya 24 television, while clarifying that the reason for this agreement is none other than the British Deputy Defense Minister’s announcement about the supply of depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine, which is linked in one way or another with nuclear technology, he added.
Putin explained that the construction of the facilities for the storage of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus will be finished on July 1 and that they will remain under Russian control. In addition, he stressed that this shipment does not violate the non-proliferation agreements because the United States has had nuclear weapons in other countries for years.