Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia has started moving tactical nuclear weapons to his country.
“We had to prepare storage areas and stuff. We have done this, so the movement of nuclear weapons has already begun," Lukashenko told Russia's Pervy TV.
Lukashenko refused to specify the number of weapons and the number of deposits in Belarus, noting that some of the weapons may have already been transported during his Moscow tour. “Don't worry about nuclear weapons, we are responsible for this,” he said.
On Thursday, the Russian and Belarusian defense ministers signed an agreement on the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus, which stipulates terms for keeping them in a special storage facility, Anadolu reported.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that in response to NATO's "aggressive" activities, they are deploying military contingents, building military infrastructure, enhancing training, and increasing reconnaissance activities on the borders of Russia and Belarus.
Source: Anadolu Agency