What did Putin say about tactical nuclear weapons and Belarus? | – #Putin #tactical #nuclear #weapons #Belarus
MOSCOW, March 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday Russia reached an agreement with neighboring Belarus to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on its territory. We present his main views on this topic on state television and translated by Reuters.
“Our (Belarusian President) Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko As for our negotiations with the trigger Britain there was a statement by the deputy minister of defense that they will supply depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine, which is related to some kind of nuclear technology. Even out of context. From these events, in this statement, Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko has been raising the issue of deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus for a long time.
“There is nothing unusual here either: first, USA has been doing it for decades. They have long since transferred their tactical nuclear weapons to their allies, NATO in the territories of their countries, in Europe, in six states. If memory serves. , this is Germany, Turkeythe Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Greece.”
“Alexander Grigorevich is right, he says: well, listen, we are your closest allies. Why do the Americans do this with their allies, they are stationed on their territory, and by the way, they train their crews and pilots to use these types of weapons. a weapon if necessary.”
“We agreed that we will do the same – without violating our obligations, I emphasize, without violating our international obligations on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, we have already helped our Belarusian colleagues and sent their planes, Belarus Military Weather We have equipped the planes of the forces. 10 The planes are ready to use this type of weapons.”
“We have already delivered to Belarus our well-known, highly effective Iskander complex, which can also be a carrier. From April 3, we will start training the crew, and on July 1, we will finish the construction of a special warehouse for tactical battles. Nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus”.
“We do not hand over (weapons). USA but he does not hand over (him) to his allies. We’re basically doing what they’ve been doing for ten years. They have allies in certain countries and they train their carriers, they train their crews. We will do the same. Alexander Grigoryevich (Lukashenko) demanded exactly that.”
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