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KYIV, March 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine Sunday Russia harshly criticized President Vladimir Putin’s plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus and to address this move UN He called an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
Putin announced the decision on Saturday, saying it would not violate nuclear non-proliferation pledges and would not give Russia control of the weapons to Belarus.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyiv assessed this as “another provocative step” by Moscow that undermines the “entire international security system”.
“Russia reaffirms its chronic inability to be a responsible steward of nuclear weapons as a means of war prevention and deterrence, not as an instrument of threat and intimidation,” the ministry said.
He demanded the holding of the meeting of the Security Council and also the “Seven” countries and Europe Union of Belarus Russia urged to warn of “far-reaching consequences” if they decide to accept their weapons.
Putin said in his speech on Saturday that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko demanded the deployment of weapons. Minsk has not yet publicly commented on Putin’s statement.
The Belarusian army has not officially fought in Ukraine, but Minsk last year allowed Moscow to use Belarusian territory to send troops into Ukraine. Tight between the two countries military connections exist.
“Ukraine calls on all members of the international community to convey to the criminal (P)utin regime the unacceptability of further nuclear provocations and to take decisive action to prevent and deter the possibility of an aggressor state using nuclear weapons. of Ukraine said in the statement.
Reporting by Dan Peleschuk Editing by Elaine Hardcastle and Frances Kerry
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