US condemns Russia deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus
US reacts negatively to Russia's decision to deliver nuclear weapons to Belarus (Photo:DefenseMirror/Twitter)
The United States “strongly condemns” Moscow’s decision to deploy some if its nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus, U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said at a press briefing on May 25.
“I will not talk about any facts or assessments that we may have,” said Miller.
“I will say that we strongly condemn this agreement, it is another example of irresponsible behavior that we observe from the Russian Federation.”
At the same time, he noted that the United States "sees no reason to change its approach to the readiness of nuclear forces".
Earlier on May 25, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko stated that Russia had begun transferring nuclear weapons into Belarus.
On March 25, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin stated that he planned to place tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory, ostensibly in response to the UK providing Ukraine with depleted uranium tank shells.
According to Moscow, ten Belarusian aircraft have already been converted for the use of tactical nuclear weapons. Putin also stated that by July 1, the construction of a storage facility for tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus would be completed.
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