Putin: Russia agrees to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus
Russian President Vladimir Putin said it had agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in its ally Belarus.
According to Reuters, President Putin said in an interview with state-run TV Russia 24 on the 25th local time, “Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has long asked Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons.”
“There is no problem at all,” he said, “and the United States has been deploying tactical nuclear weapons on its allies for decades.”
Russia’s ally Belarus shares borders with NATO member Poland and NATO member Poland.
It has been about a month since President Putin made a nuclear threat to the West since his State of the Union address on the 21st of last month.
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