Belarus says it has Russian nuclear weapons


Belarus has started taking delivery of Russian nuclear weapons, according to its despotic leader, President Alexander Lukashenko (pictured),  and worse, he has said he would use them “to repel aggression.”

The transfer of weapons now contradicts what Russian president, Vladimir Putin, had indicated earlier, that no nuclear weapons would move to Belarus until some time in July.

But Lukashenko told Russian television that “We have got the missiles and bombs from Russia”. He said he would consult with Putin before launching nuclear missiles but added, “It’s no problem at all to coordinate launching a strike.”

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, of which Beyond Nuclear is a member, responded on Twitter:

“Moving Russian nuclear weapons to Belarus. . . is dangerous and reckless. This escalation and provocation should be condemned for increasing risks of accident or nuclear use.”

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