Lukashenko: Russian nuclear weapons are already being delivered to Belarus

Aleksandr Lukashenko said that Russian tactical nuclear weapons are already being delivered to the territory of Belarus.
“We had to prepare the storage sites and so on. We did all that. That is why the relocation of nuclear ammunition has already begun. It has already begun”, – Lukashenko told reporters.
Answering the question of journalists whether such weapons are already on the territory of the country, Lukashenko evasively answered. “Maybe, – he said, – I will come and have a look”.
On Thursday, Russian and Belarusian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Viktor Khrenin signed documents in Minsk on the procedure for placing Russian nuclear munitions in a special storage facility on Belarusian territory.
On March 25, Vladimir Putin said that Russia would deploy its tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus at the request of the Belarusian side, noting that the United States has been doing so for a long time on the territory of its allies.
As part of this agreement, Moscow has already handed over to Minsk the Iskander missile system, which can be a nuclear weapon carrier, and helped re-equip Belarusian aircraft to be able to use nuclear warheads.
Back on May 16, Belarus’ permanent representative to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov argued during a debate at the United Nations that reports about the deployment of TNWs in the country “are just a statement, nothing has been done in practice in this regard” (quoted by the TASS news agency).
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