Russian President: We are not transferring our nuclear weapons to Belarus, but repositioning them as America did in Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that Moscow will respond to the supply of depleted uranium missiles to the West, noting that Russia has many weapons that it has not yet used.
Putin said: “I have to say that Russia has, of course, something to say. Without exaggeration, we have hundreds of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of these missiles. We haven’t used it yet.”
Putin considered that those who use such weapons will actually act against their own people and pollute cultivated areas.
He pointed out that the depleted uranium munitions that the West will send to Kyiv are not considered weapons of mass destruction, but they leave radioactive dust and therefore are very dangerous.
Deployment of tactical nuclear weapons
This comes as the Russian president announced that Moscow and Minsk agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.
Putin indicated on the channel “Russia-24” that the necessary hangars for these aircraft are under construction in Belarus, and will be ready by next July.
He stressed that the reason for the move was Britain’s announcement of its intention to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition, noting that Belarus has long requested the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on its territory.